MONEY raised from a fundraising football tournament in Peebles was handed over to two military charities last week.

An annual tournament and fun day is held at Whitestone Park in June to remember Marine Alec Lucas.

Despite scaling back the fundraising effort this year, thousands were still raised in honour of the 24-year-old, who was killed in 2008, for local football and military causes.

Last week Alec's father, Adrian, and Hilary Clark, secretary of the AJL charity, handed over two cheques worth £3,000 to Commanding Officer Lt Col Duncan Forbes at 45 Commando.

Adrian told us: "The money was the proceeds of this year's tournament - in line with our charitable aims of raising money for local football and Royal Marine charities.

"We are, as always, grateful for all the support we receive."

The Woodland Garden at RM Condor in Arbroath received £2,000 and a further £1,000 went to the Royal Marine Charitable Trust fund.

Since the Alec Lucas Memorial Tournament was first held in 2009, it has raised almost £120,000 for local football and military charities.