Borders Change Foundation champion James Marjoribanks is gearing up for the 9th Annual Borders Change Foundation Charity Dinner and Capital are once again delighted to support this event.
The organisation which supports various other charities in the Borders region, hosts its annual charity dinner at the Carfraemill Hotel near Lauder on Friday 4th September.
So far the Change Foundation has raised almost £500,000, and this year the dinner is in aid of 2 very worthy causes – Post Natal Depression, Borders (PND) and Specialist Chairs for Ward 10 (Department of Medicine for the Elderly) Borders General Hospital.
PND has a small unit in Galashiels servicing the whole of the Borders offering post-natal depression assistance to families throughout the region. They are not a mainstream charity nor part of the NHS or Social Services therefore funding is sourced from a variety of national trusts and foundations.
The Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Ward 10 at the Borders General Hospital, has the principle function of rehabilitation for older people. The Change Foundations know from first hand, that it is sadly lacking in specialist chairs which should be available but simply are not, and they want to make a difference to the facilities for the elderly in that ward by providing them with chairs of varying heights, some with reclining function and some with chair raising facilities in order that the patients will be actively supported to regain their independence. No one else is raising money for these chairs in Ward 10 so the Change Foundation would like to provide as many as they can.
John Campbell, Area Sales Director at Capital, and who previously worked from the company’s former Galashiels office. He said: “We are a long-standing supporter of the Borders Change Foundation and are delighted to be involved again in this year’s event.
In previous years the Foundation dinner is always extremely well attended and supported and I’m sure this year will be no different. Hopefully the support of the Borders Change Foundation will go some way towards helping PND continue its good work helping people affected by post natal depression”.