AN appeal has been made for local tradesmen and businesses to donate an hour of their time to a charity auction, writes Kenny Paterson.
Nicola Rutherford is organising her third night in aid of the Borders General Hospital’s Special Baby Care Unit (SCBU), entitled Night at the Casino, which will take place on Friday, March 1, in the rugby club.
And with the help of close friend Leah Cockburn, she hopes to add to the £6,000 already raised through two previous sold-out nights.
Nicola said: “As part of the entertainment, we’re holding a silent auction and it would be great if some local tradesmen or businesses offered an hour of their services to be bid for.”
The 29-year-old’s baby girl Ava was born prematurely in SCBU on August 15, 2009, and died the same day.
Speaking this week, Nicola told The Wee Paper: “It is a subject close to my heart and it is a chance for me to remember Ava.”
Alongside the silent auction will be a tombola and possibly a waxing session by beautian Emily Fairley – agreeable hairy men are required.
Tickets, priced £10, include a glass of Prosecco and canapes, and can be bought from Nicola (07740 777836), Leah, or Shoe World on the High Street.
Anyone wishing to donate their services to the auction should contact Nicola.