Melrose pupils are real show-stoppers

Published: 8 May 2012 09:300 comments

PUPILS at St Mary's School in Melrose proved a real show stopper after dedicating the proceeds from a performance of their latest production, Oklahoma, towards the building of the region's first palliative care centre.

Photo courtesy of Douglas Hardie.

Headmaster Liam Harvey is pictured with Clare Oliver and Annabel Howell from the appeal and pupils from St Mary's with Oscar the dog!

They presented a cheque worth £1000 to The Margaret Kerr Unit Unit at the Borders General Hospital, which is being funded entirely through donations.

Building work began last month and, once completed, it will boast eight en-suite single bedrooms, as well as overnight stay facilities for family members, treatment and therapy rooms, a day room and a landscaped garden and courtyard spaces.

With an estimated construction schedule of 40 weeks, The £4million unit, which is named after a former nurse, is expected to be welcoming patients during the first quarter of 2013.

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