Skills for Learning and Work students held a coffee morning in the restaurant at Scottish Borders Campus, Galashiels, and raised £77.10 for Rowland’s Dry Bar in Selkirk.
After being presented with a cheque for the amount by students, Rowland’s chairperson Jamie McIntyre commented: “On behalf of the young people in Selkirk, plus staff and volunteers who run Rowland’s, a huge thank you to everyone who organised and attended the coffee morning. The ‘Penny Planners’ youth committee will be delighted to receive this cheque and will decide what to spend the money on.”
Rowland’s is a youth project set up to give young people in Selkirk and surrounding areas a safe and friendly environment where they can socialise and access informal learning opportunities.
Each Tuesday and Wednesday, students from Borders College run cafes in Rowland’s premises which attract customers from all over the region.
The painting and decorating, and electrical engineering students have carried out voluntary work on the dry bar premises and Rowland’s regularly takes work placement students from social and childcare courses.
Anyone interested in joining the Rowland’s volunteers and funders should phone 01750 21222.