I am writing on behalf of 36 guides and their leaders to thank Asda Galashiels and their customers for their kind donations on Saturday at our bag-pack to raise funds for our trip to Switzerland in July.

We raised the fantastic amount of just over £900 which will help us buy matching uniform and allow us to try white-water rafting and visit “the top of Europe” – The Jungfraujoch.

Kirsteen Mackenzie

(leader, Girlguiding Tweed Valley)

I would like to thank all those who have kindly sent me cards, letters, emails and texts with congratulatory messages on being awarded an MBE in the 2012 New Years’ Honours list. Each one is so much appreciated.

Margaret Mills

(project worker, Children 1st)