A FEAST of charitable spirit is at the heart of a Peebles coffee shop that last week bagged an award and hosted a fundraising weekend.

After being nominated in three categories, they also picked up the award for the Best Themed Café at the Scottish Café Awards in Glasgow.

Proud owner Suzi Litster said: “The award was for my love of old vintage cameras which I decorated the shop with and also out Type One Diabetic carbohydrate counted menu.

“All of the staff went to the awards and it was such a special night to be with my amazing colleagues who I couldn’t be without.

"We were all amazed we won and are over the moon.”

The celebrations couldn’t last long as the team had to prepare for their fundraising weekend for Diabetes UK.

“We had what I can only describe as Scotland’s largest tombola. I’m honestly sure we would have received a Guinness World Record for it,” said Suzi.

There were stalls galore and locals cycled from the coffee shop to all the Scottish diabetes research centres without moving from the spot!

The team, which consisted of diabetics from the Peebles Type One Group, friends and family, took turns on the spin bike and over the weekend clocked up 235 miles between them.

“We took stints at doing some miles each and then all topped up our blood sugars,” added Suzi.

The coffee shop owner is dedicated to helping the struggles faced by those with diabetes. “We have just received a total of £4,075.10p and I am so proud and happy. I can’t thank everyone enough for their help. I’m beyond overwhelmed at the kindness and generosity of people.”

A special thank you is being extended to big-hearted P7 Priorsford pupil Maisie Darker.

She donned a bright orange tutu, a wig, and a t-shirt supporting the charity and collected over £100 in donations at Walkerburn Rugby Sevens.