The first weekend of December saw a Kelso Rotary Club fundraising drive in support of CLIC Sargent, a charity that supports young people with cancer.
Rotarians organised a collection at the town’s Mayfield Garden Centre and were able to take Santa to Kelso Races. He and his elves arrived by pony and trap.
Club members welcomed – or commiserated – with racegoers as they left after the last race and many dug deep into their pockets on the way back to their cars and buses.
At the club meeting the following Thursday, Santa presented Chris McColgan, of CLIC Sargent, with a £1,500 cheque (pictured) resulting from the fundraising.