Local groups benefit from community fund

A number of Borders groups are set to benefit from a Bank of Scotland Community Fund award.

Voting for the 2014 Bank of Scotland Community Fund has now ended, and each local good cause has now discovered the award they will receive following more than 230,000 votes being cast across the country.

In the West Borders, the groups to benefit are MS Society Borders Branch, £3,000; Children First Selkirk, £2,000; RDA Borders Group, £1,000; The Borders Children’s Charity (BCC) £500.

In the east of the region, Eyemouth & District Amateur Swimming Club will receive £3,000; North Northumberland District Scouts, £2,000; Kelso High School Girls Hockey Club, £1,000; Here for You Berwick Community Trust, £500.

Mike Moran, director, Bank of Scotland said: “It has been fantastic to see so many members of the public nominating and voting for good causes in the 2014 Bank of Scotland Community Fund. Helping our communities thrive in this way is crucial to us delivering our ambition to help Britain prosper.”