Hot date in aid of troops

A special curry night will be held in Melrose RFC clubrooms on Friday, March 6, to raise funds for the Army Benevolent Fund. Organised by Katy Leigh and friends, some of whom have sons serving with the military, it is part of the fund’s nationwide Big Curry Night initiative. The Melrose event hopes to seat 150 diners, and there will be an auction.

Guest speaker is ex-Para and Afghanistan veteran Stuart Pearson. Tickets via www.borderevents.com/boxoffice.