A group of Lauder fundraisers are ahead of the pack when it comes to rolling in the cash for a worthy cause.
The Scottish Institute of Fundraising last week declared the Tour de Lauder Committee Fundraising Group of the Year at its annual awards ceremony.
The Tour de Lauder is a challenging cycling event through the Borders which began in 2011 and raises funds in memory of Steve Cully for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS). The event has gone from strength to strength with more than 480 people taking part this year. It has raised in excess of £62,000 in just three years.
Alison Acosta, CHSS fundraising manager, said: “The Tour de Lauder is a fantastic event and very much a team effort that couldn’t be done without the wonderful support of the local community and businesses.
“All the funds help CHSS continue its work helping those living with chest, heart and stroke illness in the local area and across Scotland.”
Gary Kernahan, chair of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland’s Conference Committee, said “The judging panel this year were hugely impressed with the quality of nominees.”
The photograph shows David McKinnon, centre, presenting the award on behalf of the Institute of Fundraising to, from left, Paul Richardson, Alison Acosta, Jerry Cooke, Gary Cameron, Kate Jackson and James Cleghorn.