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Staff at Mainetti in Jedburgh celebrated Halloween by holding a raffle and selling cakes which raised £235 for Borders Children’s Charity (BCC).

Mainetti has adopted BCC as its main charity for the next 12 months.

Managing director Jim Hutchison said: “Mainetti is keen to develop a relationship with Borders Children’s charity and we hope that all employees will become involved in helping us raise vital funds for this good cause. We have a number of events planned over the next 12 months.”

BCC provides help to vulnerable children in desperate situations and 99 per cent of every penny raised is spent on youngsters in the Borders. Children are referred by professionals such as teachers, social workers and health visitors, and the charity will pay for clothes, bedding, books, specialised equipment for disabled children and, in some cases, sporting activities or school trips where the family cannot afford the full cost.

Bronwyn Coggan, chair of BCC, and Jac Neill, secretary, came to the Jedburgh factory and were presented with a cheque.