LAVENDER swept across the Borders earlier this month in support of a local cancer charity.

For more than a decade the Lavender Touch has funded qualified therapists and provided products to help people living with cancer.

The charity, which is self-funded, was boosted recently when over 100 local businesses took part in the Wear Lavender to Work Day.

Sheila Scott from the Lavender Touch told us: "Our annual Wear Lavender to Work Day around the Scottish Borders gets bigger each year.

"We ask individuals and businesses to get involved throughout the area and wear anything lavender coloured to work and at the same time donate £1 to the charity.

"This continues to help us support those people living with cancer in the Borders."

Amongst the many businesses and organisations who took part were the Public Pensions Agency at Tweedbank.

In Galashiels, Ostles Tyres fitters also dressed for the occasion along with staff at the Salmon Inn and Tile Style.

Funds from Wear Lavender to Work Day are still being counted but its expected to have raised more than £3400.

Sheila added: "We would like to thank everyone who took part."

Anyone who lives within the Scottish Borders Region and who has cancer is eligible for Lavender Touch treatment.

Service users receive treatments such as reflexology, massage and aromatherapy.

Feedback has shown that 98 per cent of people benefit from Lavender Touch treatments.