Hobkirk and Southdean Churches Guild would like to thank the many people who bought and completed the quizsheet entitled “Political leaders – past and present” in aid of Help for Heroes.

The final amount raised was £135, and a cheque was handed over earlier this month when members visited the Army Personnel Recovery Centre in Edinburgh.

A total of 66 sheets were posted back to us and the first correct one drawn was by Jean Umpherston of Bonchester Bridge.

All stamps from the envelopes were given to a collection for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, so there were more benefits shared.

Caroline Smith

(for Hobkirk and Southdean Guild



Many thanks to everyone who supported our coffee morning at Peel Gardens on April 28.

We have raised nearly £600 and donations are still coming in. All monies raised will be divided equally between Macmillan Nurses and the British Heart Foundation.

A special thanks to all the helpers who were fantastic.

Brenda Mcbeth

Peel Gardens