Earlston’s on their fundraising PATCH


PATCH (Palliation and the Caring Hospital) is the first charity established specifically to support specialist palliative care for patients in hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The recently-established Friends of PATCH in the Borders held an afternoon tea at Sorrowlessfield Farm, Earlston, earlier this month.

In addition to the impressive spread of cakes and scones, there was a ladies’ clothing sale by @Twelve in Melrose, with 50% of the profits donated to PATCH by proprietor Muriel Scotchmere.

The event raised more than £2,000 which will be used to support a joint project with Borders General Hospital to enhance the skills of nurses working in the general wards to deliver palliative and end-of life care.

The picture shows Denise Brebner (centre) who hosted the event, together with her two baking ‘champions’, Helen Legge (left) and Christine Salem.

Further information about the charity is available at www.patchscotland.com