Friday 1st September saw a plethora of Scottish-based individuals and businesses gather for the Borders Change Foundation’s annual charity dinner.
Borders Change Foundation
The Foundation was originally set up by James Marjoribanks to support local health charities. This year’s event took place at the Carfraemill Lodge Hotel, and was in aid of the Borders Macmillan Cancer Centre‘s redesign and extension.
Mr Marjoribanks and his wife Elaine were delighted to have had the opportunity to raise money for the Centre. It provides a focus for specialist cancers services in the Scottish Borders.
The evening’s events
Representatives from Capital Document Solutions, including Area Sales Director John Campbell, attended this year’s dinner. The dinner featured a silent auction and also a raffle.
Capital was pleased to have donated one of the popular prizes, an Apple iPad, which raised £500. We were also proud to have been able to use our printing services to provide the programmes.
In total, nearly £25,000 was raised this year.
Support and success
Mr Marjoribanks of the Borders Change Foundation said:
“The annual dinner is such an unique event, able to raise so much money within such a small area of the Borders. However, the evening would not have been such a success if it weren’t for companies like Capital, who support us one hundred percent.
“Capital have always been so generous with their attendance and donations, and it is this kind of goodwill from Tom Flockhart and everyone at Capital that makes it all possible.”
The funds raised will go towards the support of many units within the Borders Macmillan Cancer Centre. These include the Cancer Information and Support Service, Macmillan Welfare Benefits Team, Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists, and also the day case area for delivery of chemotherapy and associated treatments.
Judith Smith of the Macmillan Nurse Consultant in Cancer and Lead Clinician for Cancer said:
“We were absolutely delighted at the huge amount raised in aid of the Borders MacMillan Centre. The generosity of people on the night was amazing. This has got our fundraising off to a great start and will benefit so many people affected by cancer in the Borders now and in the future.”
For further details of Capital’s support of this event, have a look at last year’s blog.