Happy birthday

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s Melrose shop celebrates its first birthday next Tuesday.

Shop Manager Ann O’Brien said: “We’ve had tremendous support from local people over the past year and I’d like to thank everyone for their donations and their custom. Sales have exceeded all our expectations which is great news for everyone living in the Borders as all our profits help fund our local services for people affected by chest, heart and stroke illness.

“Special thanks must also go to our dedicated team of volunteers without whom the shop could not operate. We’re always looking for more volunteers to help us in the shop to raise funds for services within the local community. Even a couple of hours a week spent sorting and pricing donations or serving customers is enough to make a real difference.”

If you would like to find out more please contact Ann on 01896 820216.