A SECURITY firm's customers from across the Borders clubbed together last week to raise money for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation - by not sinking any holes in one.

For almost four decades Border Safeguard has been hosting its own golf gathering.

And this year's tournament - the 38th - at Minto Golf Club attracted over 60 customers, suppliers and friends of the Selkirk-based company - including 89-year-old Dave King from Melrose in attendance for his 35th year.

The golf day helped raise £550 for the charity set up by former Scotland rugby star Doddie Weir.

Jake Wheelans, Border Safeguard managing director, said: “We invite our customers along as a thank you for continuing to choose and support our business.

"The annual outing is now legendary.

"We were thrilled to award Gordon Melrose the winner’s trophy but everyone agreed raising money for Doddie Weir's foundation was the real success of the day.”

Each year the company is generously gifted a prize by one of its suppliers for the golfer who lands a hole in one.

In the event of no one managing to take the coveted prize, it is raffled off, with the money raised going to a selected local charity or good cause.

This year, all in attendance agreed the money should go to the foundation which is raising the profile of Motor Neurone Disease and funding research into a cure.

Accepting the cheque was Doddie's son, Hamish.

He said: “Thank you to the Border Safeguard team and all of their fellow golfers for their generosity.

"It’s not often you celebrate the fact that no one scores a hole in one!”