PEEBLESSHIRE has proved it is standing up to cancer.

Several shops in the Tweed Valley have come together to raise almost £1200.

And the month of supporting Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer cumulated this week with a cheque presentation at the Cancer Research UK shop on Peebles High Street.

The Co-op in Innerleithen held a series of events to raise vital funds for the charity.

Buskers and tombola boosted the total raised at the store to £650.

Musicians at the Peebles cancer research charity shop also helped volunteers collect more than £470 towards the appeal. A grand total of £1,195.13 was this week handed over by delighted staff - with the money going towards life-saving treatment for cancer patients across the country, supporting everything from medication to clinical research.

Debby Strain, who is manager of the Cancer Research UK store in Peebles, told us: “Manager Ben Letby and his staff at Innerleithen Co-op had a tombola and a fantastic busking session with very talented musicians and raised £650.

“Our team at our Peebles Cancer Research shop also had a tombola and a group of musicians played outside to passing shoppers on the High Street, raising £476.97.”

Further collections saw The Crown Hotel in Peebles boost the total with £22.93 and Peebles Tesco tally up £45.23 for the appeal.

Debby added: “I’d also like to thank all the musicians who did a fantastic job, plus the volunteers who helped throughout the events and to everyone who donated to Stand up to Cancer.”

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