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More than 230 people attended this year’s Border Change Foundation charity dinner at the Lodge, Carfraemill in aid of the Margaret Kerr Specialist Palliative Care unit at the Borders General Hospital (BGH).

James Marjoribanks, chairman of the Change Foundation and the Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal, was delighted with the generosity of those attending and announced at the end of the evening that nearly £38,000 had been raised. “It was a very special feeling to announce that once more a large sum of money was raised for such a much needed unit at the BGH especially in today’s economic climate. I should like to thank all those who made donations to the evening whether it was an auction lot or just making a contribution, and especially all the regular patrons of the Change Foundation charity dinner who continue to help by taking tables year after year.” Above, supporters enjoy their meal; below, from left, James Marjopribanks, Clare Oliver, fund raising manager for the Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal and the after-dinner speaker Professor David Purdie.