Souters look perfect in purple for Lavender Trust

Staff at SBHA support the Lavender Touch by wearing something purple to work.
Staff at SBHA support the Lavender Touch by wearing something purple to work.

Selkirk businesses have helped raise over £3,400 for a local charity, simply by wearing purple to work.

Tweedank-based charity The Lavender Touch held its annual ‘Wear Lavender to Work Day’ this month and were delighted to see more than 100 businesses getting involved across the Borders,

Staff at Suzuki Belmot in Selkirk support the Lavender Touch.

Staff at Suzuki Belmot in Selkirk support the Lavender Touch.

Workers at Belmont Suzuki, Turnbull’s Shoe Repairs, Scottish Borders Housing Association and Office Specialities all got in on the act, donning their lavender shirts, ties, aprons and in one case Teletubby suit, and donating £1.

Sheila Scott from the charity said: “This gets bigger each year for the charity when we ask individuals and businesses to get involved throughout the area and wear anything lavender coloured to work and donate £1 to the charity.

“This continues to help us support those people living with cancer in the Borders.”

Elsewhere in the Borders Bank of Scotland staff, Mainetti in Jedburgh and Boots stores across the region all got involved in the lavender-themed day, briging the total of businesses taking part to the highest yet,

Staff at Office Specialities in Selkirk wear something purple in aid of The Lavender Touch.

Staff at Office Specialities in Selkirk wear something purple in aid of The Lavender Touch.

Colin Turnbull supports the Lavender Touch.

Colin Turnbull supports the Lavender Touch.