With grateful thanks

I would like to extend my grateful thanks to Alan Fernie and the Scottish Borders Youth Brass Band for putting on an amazing concert last Saturday in Victoria Halls, Selkirk.

The full programme was varied and extremely entertaining. The young players, drawn from bands across the Borders, gave their all and demonstrated why they are currently Scottish Youth Champions.

Jackie Couchman, Innerleithen

I would like for the Southern to express my heartfelt thanks to all the people who helped and donated to a coffee morning in the Royal British Legion, Jedburgh on May 52 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

With an absolutely fantastic effort the people who know me and know about my recent surgery in GOSH they have raised a fantastic £1,715.00, which will be donated to Koala Ward, a new ward set up from the amalgamated Parrot and Tiger wards in the neurosciences department of the hospital.

Kerr Stewart, aged seven