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Local charities benefit from coffee morning

ILS employees raise �475 for local charities. L-r, Michelle Gray (ILS), Maggie Shaughnessy (ILS),Malcolm Speirs (Lavender Touch) and Alexa Murray (ILS).

ILS employees raise �475 for local charities. L-r, Michelle Gray (ILS), Maggie Shaughnessy (ILS),Malcolm Speirs (Lavender Touch) and Alexa Murray (ILS).

Independent Living Services (ILS) raised £475 from a coffee morning, and split the cash between two Borders charities – thanks in part to Selkirk business.

The Lavender Touch and Callum’s Trust each received a cheque for £237.50.

The Lavender Touch is a charity which raises funds to help support people with cancer living in the Borders, while Callum’s Trust is an organisation which supports lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma patients in the region.

Maggie Shaughnessy, service manager for ILS in the Borders, said: “We would like to thank everyone who supported our charity coffee morning, and we are particularly grateful to the local businesses in Selkirk, Galashiels and Peebles, who donated raffle prizes.

Malcolm Speirs, from Lavender Touch, said: “Many thanks to staff, support workers and service users for raising this money for us.

“We are very grateful as this will allow us to give a number of treatments to people living with cancer in the Borders.”

ILS provides care at home, predominantly for older people, but also for disabled adults, and support for children and families. It helps these people to remain within their own homes, and will assist with personal care, meal preparation, supervising a medication regime and other daily living tasks.

 

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