VOLUNTEERS at a sheltered housing complex in Selkirk were honoured with their very own tea party last week.

To mark National Volunteers Week staff and residents at Bield's Mungo Park Court treated the ladies who give up their own time each week to help.

And following the celebration five of them - Sheila Waugh, Avril Best, Helen Given, Maisie Mackenzie and Cathy Borwick - were presented with bouquets of flowers.

A spokeswoman for Bield told us: "The volunteers were invited to a special party with tenants, staff and members of the community to celebrate their valued contribution.

"Bield volunteers help to reduce the risk of isolation and loneliness in older people, supporting them to engage in a variety of social activities."