A RECYCLING scheme adopted at Borders Crematorium has led to a major boost for a local cancer therapy charity.

During a ceremony last week George Bell, senior regional manager, handed over a cheque to The Lavender Touch for £6,319.

Sensitive recycling of residue metals at the Melrose crematorium each year allows the operators to support a local charity.

And, during the annual Memorial Service last Thursday, Mr Bell presented a cheque for the money raised throughout the year.

Jan Beattie, chair of The Lavender Touch, said: "It is important that we have the time and opportunity to remember those we have lost.

"We were honoured to be invited along to such a beautiful ceremony and the generous donation received from the Borders Crematorium will enable The Lavender Touch to continue to support people living in the Scottish Borders through their cancer journey."