We are also most grateful to the 26 volunteers who have given so much of their time and energy to making the shop such a welcoming and attractive place for us to raise such good money. Since we opened on February 2, we are pleased to be able to report that we have sent a total of £25,000 to the Margaret Kerr Unit. The money will go, via The Difference, the Fund-Raising Unit at the Hospital, towards facilities to help families and friends of the patients - coffee-making facilities, comfortable overnight beds in the rooms, and other useful additions, which the normal funding is not able to supply. We trust that the Borders community will continue to support us in our endeavour to help the Unit, which is and has been a haven for so many local people at such a difficult time of their lives. We are, etc.

Eilean Hogarth, Jim Mackie, Pam Newington, Greta Hall & Marion Dodd.