Can I pass on the gratitude of the Parkinson’s UK Borders branch to the people of this region?

Our support group had a collection, along with a chance to heighten awareness that there is support in the Borders for people living with Parkinson’s, at Tesco’s store in Galashiels on March 30 and 31. The total raised over the two days was £562.28.

I would like to thank all the customers and staff who showed their support by making a donation. Can I also thank Tesco for giving us the opportunity raise awareness and make the collection.

The total will be split, with some of the money going towards research and some to the local branch. Can I also thank the volunteers who gave up their time to share their knowledge with others and also stand with a tin for a few hours.

Gary Hattie

(Parkinson’s Disease Society, Borders branch)

Scott Crescent


I wish to thank all the ladies who attended my charity lunch in Darnick village hall on April 22.

We raised a staggering £1,000 for Parkinson’s UK. This means I am over halfway to reaching my target of £2,500 which I must raise to be accepted for the Jordan trek in October. None of the money realised goes towards my fare or accommodation – this I have paid myself.

My next event is a vintage clothing and fashion accessories sale on May 25 in Melrose Bowling Club.

Agnes Waldie


May I express the sincere thanks of the Kelso and District committee of the British Heart Foundation to the residents of Kelso and the surrounding area for their generosity during the last financial year. The magnificent sum of £6,411.74 was raised.

Unfortunately, we have not been able to find a new chairman and secretary for our committee, but we shall be continuing in a less formal way as a fundraising group.

Thanks are due to everyone who donated to, or attended, any of our fundraising events.

J. S. Watson


Abbotsford Grove


The Borders UNICEF committee would like to thank everyone who supported its coffee morning at Jedburgh British Legion on May 12.

Thanks to the bakers, the coffee makers, the prize and bottle donators, and the stall money takers. Special thanks to Firebrand Theatre Company and Oisin for their generous raffle prizes.

A total of £300 was raised for the charity.

Hannah Hawthorn

Every year for the past 10 years Melrose in Bloom asks for donations from the people of Melrose and the surrounding villages – and each year we are not disappointed.

This year is very important to us as we have been asked to enter the Britain in Bloom competition, so a public thank you to all our supporters and helpers.

Quin Dunlop