Children’s charity is set for another successful chapter

Borders Book Festival and the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course have chosen Borders Children’s Charity as their nominated charity for 2011.

More than 99 per cent of all money donated goes directly to the children who need it. In the past three months alone we have sent out £5,719 to help over 65 children across the region.

There have also been some tremendous money-raising activities recently and we would like to thank the following:

Aveline Evans and her team for organising a family ceilidh for the third year running and raising £900 (thanks, too, to Kelso Rugby Club, Yoohoo Ceilidh Band and Georgina Taylor for all supporting the charity on the night), Emma Emmerson, formerly of Floors Castle Garden Centre and now of Woodside Gardens, for her contributions and support, Sebastian, Iona, Galashiels Health Centre, Breeze Gallery in Peebles for a signed football auction, everyone at the Scottish Ploughing Match at Upper Nisbet, Priorsford Primary, Channelkirk Primary, Broomlands Primary, Denholm Parish Church, Legerwood Church, various charitable trusts, ProMotif, the Cobbles Inn and the Buccleuch Arms for their support. And finally to Kelso Graphics for helping redesign the new BCC leaflet and donating all the printing which is a huge cost, as well as to Peebles Life, Gala Life, Kelso Life and Kids Life for their continued support and encouragement.

Bronwyn Coggan

(Borders Children’s Charity)