Air Cadets from 2180 (Galashiels) Squadron handed over a £945.10 cheque to the chairman of the Royal Air Forces Association (Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders branch), Bob Bertram, when he visited them on Monday.
The cash was collected at a bag pack at Tesco in Galashiels.
Mr Bertram said: “It’s a matter of personal pleasure to return to the squadron in Galashiels where I spent many years as an officer and to see it doing so well.”
Bob, former commanding officer of the Galashiels squadron, inspected the cadets on parade and saw a variety of activities in which they are involved, including flight simulators and radio work.
Cadets from the squadron will soon depart to RAF Benson for a week of activities and flying at the Oxfordshire helicopter base.
Anyone aged 13-17 who wants to join the squadron or find out more should contact Frank Wielbo on 01835 870543.
The photograph shows Bob Bertram and Flight Sergeant Aaron Kerr holding the cheque, along with the Galashiels cadets.