Play takes centre stage in fundraiser

Cheque presentation to charity Clic Sargent at Boon house. L-r, Jenny Litherland, Snippet Innes, Rossie Maitland-Carew (back), Jill Robinson (of Clic Sargent), Pooee Pitman, Marion Dodd and Katie Grier.
Cheque presentation to charity Clic Sargent at Boon house. L-r, Jenny Litherland, Snippet Innes, Rossie Maitland-Carew (back), Jill Robinson (of Clic Sargent), Pooee Pitman, Marion Dodd and Katie Grier.

A £2,300 cheque was handed over to children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent by its Borders volunteers at Boon House, Lauder.

The money was raised via a live nativity play.

After a visit to CLIC Villa, the charity’s home-from-home in Edinburgh, providing a service for families who have to travel from the Borders to the capital for treatment, members of the Borders committee decided they would add another element to their festive fundraising.

They have supported CLIC Sargent with their carol concert in Melrose Parish Church over the last four years, but decided to refresh the event and introduce live animals, a barn and nativity play at Greenend Farm, St Boswells, complete with hay bales for seats.

At the cheque presentation are, from left: Jenny Litherland, Snippet Innes, Rossie Maitland-Carew (back), Jill Robinson (Clic Sargent), Pooee Pitman, Marion Dodd and Katie Grier.