COMMUNITY organisation Energise Galashiels are pin high after landing a funding boost from Santander.

The international banking group, who have a branch in Gala, match-funded the cash raised at a golf day last year organised by the Machu Picchu Trustees.

It was the 13th tournament organised by group and one of the beneficiaries of the August tournament was the Galashiels Trust.

And helping out on the day were Claire Roberston, Shona Valentine, Mairi Lothian, Brooke Robertson and Louise MacCall from Santander.

Jim Johnston from the Energise Galashiels Trust told us: “We’re thrilled that Santander are once again able to support the work of Energise Galashiels Trust, not only through their generous match funding contribution, but also with their staff volunteering for the Machu Picchu Trek Team Golf fund raising event.

"We’d like to pay special thanks to the team from the Galashiels branch for helping make the golf day a success and to the trustees of Machu Picchu Trek Team for their continued support.”

Santander's donation equated to around £2500 to Energise Galashiels Trust.