THE fundraising appeal for Borders General Hospital’s new renal dialysis unit has raised more than £250,000, writes Corin Anderson.
On Monday, a final cheque presentation took place to mark the end of the appeal.
Thanks to the generosity of the public, the total amount of money raised for the expanded unit was £250,600, completely demolishing the original target of £120,000, even bypassing the revised target of £200,000.
Eighteen Borders patients in need of dialysis originally had to travel to Edinburgh three times a week, but thanks to the Kidney Dialysis Appeal – led by local patient care charity The Difference – they can now receive treatment in the Borders.
The aim of the newly expanded unit is to brighten up the patients’ environment and improve their lives.
Pictured are consultant Wendy Metcalf, The Difference fundraising appeal chair James Marjoribanks, Claire Oliver, fundraising manager for nhs Borders and Sheena Wright, nhs Borders director of nursing and midwifery.