A RECENT collection held at Gala Fairydean Rovers has netted over £400 towards a local couple's fundraising effort to help upgrade the family room at the Borders General Hospital’s Special Baby Care Unit.

Welsh Curran, who is the manager of the club’s Border Amateur team as well as a coach in the Junior section, completed the Kiltwalk in Edinburgh with his wife Lana, who is an administration volunteer in the club's academy.

The Clovenfords couple, who were walking in memory of their baby daughter Ivy, had collected around £7,000 in sponsorship and donations.

And the total was boosted further with the collection by the Lowland League club.

Graeme McIver, secretary at Gala Fairydean Rovers, told us: "Both Welsh and Lana have both been fantastic supporters of Gala Fairydean Rovers and the club wanted to help them in return."

Ivy Curran was born on July 31, 2017.

She lost her fight for life the following day.

Lana, who is a nurse, said: "Our world fell apart, our two boys were heartbroken that they didn’t get to bring their baby sister home.

"Almost a year on and we wanted to give something back in Ivy's name.

"The family room we had use of is in Glasgow, however there is a family room available in the BGH bu it is in desperate need of an upgrade for the families that sadly need to spend some of their worst moments.”

A cheque for over over £400 was presented to Lana and Welsh on Saturday ahead of the match with Stirling University.

The couple's sons Brody and Liam were mascots.