Berwickshire Hunt auction raises £5,000 for palliative care unit

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AN auction organised by the Berwickshire Hunt has resulted in a cheque for £5,000 being handed over to the Margaret Kerr Palliative Care Unit appeal.

The appeal is approaching the halfway stage in raising the final £1million for the £4million Borders General Hospital project. Construction is under way and it is expected to open early next year.

Berwickshire Hunt’s contribution was made up of proceeds of items auctioned for the appeal, donations from those unable to attend and a large contribution from the hunt.

The cheque was presented to Clare Oliver, the appeal’s fundraising manager, by Peter Leggate, the chairman of the Berwickshire Hunt auction committee.

Two hundred guests attended the auction at Manderston House – the home of Lord and Lady Palmer – in March and were entertained by TV chef Clarissa Dickson Wright, supported by Miles Browne. The auction was conducted by Jack Clark of Swans.