Charity is grateful for Borderers’ support

On behalf of the children, young people and parents with whom we work in the Borders, I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported our work by fundraising for Children 1st in 2010.

We have two services in the Borders – one supports children and young people who have been the victim of sexual, physical or emotional abuse or who have suffered trauma; the other supports children and young people who are living with or have been affected by domestic violence.

Thanks to the Selkirk, Melrose and Kelso action groups who have continued to host a range of events; including quiz nights, vintage clothes sales, a very successful ladies’ lunch in Melrose and to all those who supported the annual 4 Abbeys Bike challenge. Sincere thanks also to Mark Riddle for ensuring that as well as giving children a gift and special experience this Christmas, Santa also raised funds for Children 1st. Mark has fundraised tirelessly for Children 1st since 100 Aker Wood opened and we are grateful for all the support that he has given to different events over the years.

We recognise that all events take a great deal of time and effort to organise and I would like to thank both the organisers and also those members of the public who supported them and gave generously towards our cause.

We wish you all the best for 2011 and hope that we will be able to continue to work together to benefit children and young people in the Borders who are in need of support.

Anna O’Reilly

(service manager)

Children 1st

Ettrick Family Resource Centre

Ettrick Road