Callum’s Trust in bid for RBS cash

A BORDERS charity started by the wife, sister and friends of the late Callum Finney is hoping to win support from the RBS CommunityForce project.

Callum’s Trust, which helps people with lymphoma, leukaemia or myeloma, and those receiving end of life cancer care, is among several Borders charities hoping to gain £6,000 and support from the project.

It raises money to provide equipment and resources for patients and for the side rooms in the Borders General Hospital’s ward six, as well as being involved in the development of the Margaret Kerr palliative care unit at the hospital.

Callum’s wife and trust chairperson Audrey Finney said: “We would use the money to help reach our pledge of £40,000 towards the new unit which could benefit all of us and our loved ones.”

In its application, the charity says: “We work towards raising funds to provide practical assistance to people affected by lymphoma, leukaemia or myeloma within the Scottish Borders. We have helped to bring to reality an aim to have a hospice facility in the Scottish Borders: the creation of this palliative care unit is now under way, based within the grounds of the Borders General Hospital.”

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