Opening raises cash for Ecuador

THE opening day of a complimentary health centre in Kelso earlier this autumn raised more than £500 for charity.

A champagne reception at Health for Life Spinal Wellness Centre in the town’s Bridge Street included viola music from local musician Stephen Tees and an art exhibition.

The event raised £540 for an Ecuadorian charity, Cenit, which supports disadvantaged young mothers and working children, and provides health care, education and skills training.

The centre has six treatment rooms including a central community education room, set aside for public health and wellness talks and workshops. Therapies available so far include chiropractic, sports therapy, massage, personal and career coaching, physiotherapy, nutrition, and yoga.