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The Trust Hands Up More Grants And Gets A Little Helping Hand As Well

Four more promising sportspeople have been handed grants by the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust. Galashiels pair Charis Scott and Charlie Green and Melrose duo Elspeth Roper and Robyn MacKay all received funding. Tynecastle Boys Club footballer Charlie Green picked up £200 to help with travel expenses while Charis Scott, who has trained with Scotland girls under 17s squad, was also given £200. Swimmer Elspeth Roper has recently been selected for the Borders Elite Team, and received £150 to assist with travelling costs, while judo player Robyn MacKay was provided with £250 to help attend two international camps. The JudoScotland Talent Development squad member said: “It is my ultimate goal to be an Olympian.” To find out more about receiving a grant from the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust, or to raise money for the charity, visit .

Kristin Boland handed over a cheque for £150 to Balmoral Primary School to help refurbish its Rowan Boland memorial garden. Rowan was a pupil at Balmoral when he sadly passed away in 2010, with the school setting up the garden in his name. The Rowan Boland Memorial Trust provided the money to help pay for new plants and other items.

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