A charity that supports people with cancer in the Borders is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an artistic fundraising initiative.

The Lavender Touch is inviting artists to donate artwork that will fit inside a CD case (115 mm x 120 mm).

Each of theses pieces will be sold for £25 - the cost of providing a therapy session for a cancer patient or their carer.

An exhibition is set to take place in September to showcase the pieces,

Kirsty Dunlop, Lavender Touch trustee, said: "We are thrilled to have a few Borders-based artists already involved with our initiative but would be delighted to see more of the region's creative community join us.

"Art is a celebration in itself, so what better way to mark our 20th anniversary."

The creative sector is one of the largest within the Scottish Borders, with hundreds of artists across the region.

Melissa Learmonth, one of the artists to have already signed up for the initiative, said: "I was only too happy to help The Lavender Touch with their fundraising; it's great to see local art being used to help local people during their cancer treatment."

Pauline Williams, the charity's manager, invites local artists to contact her via email pauline@lavendertouch.co.uk if they want to donate a piece of work