SKILLS for Learning & Work students held a coffee morning in the restaurant at Scottish Borders Campus and raised £77.10 for Rowland’s Dry Bar, writes Sandy Neil.
The students presented the cheque to Jamie McIntyre, chairperson of Rowland’s, who said: “This is a fabulous amount of money and on behalf of the young people in Selkirk and the staff and volunteers who run Rowland’s, a huge thank you to everyone who organised and attended the coffee morning. The ‘Penny Planners’ youth committee will be delighted to receive this cheque and will decide what to spend the money on.”
Rowland’s is a youth project giving young people in and around Selkirk a safe and friendly environment to socialise and learn. Volunteers also help with issues based work, such as smoking cessation, sexual health, driving theory, healthy living and much more.
Rowland’s has formed a healthy partnership with Borders College. Each Tuesday and Wednesday, its students run cafes in Rowland’s premises, while its painting and decorating, and electrical engineering students also carried out voluntary work there too.
Rowland’s also takes work placement students from Social and Childcare courses.
If you’d like to volunteer or raise funds for Rowland’s, making a difference to young peoples’ lives, call 21222.