The choir performed at a sportsman’s dinner in aid of the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust last Thursday in Galashiels, which saw Finlay Calder and Jim Leishman speak. And an auction saw two Scotland rugby jerseys worn by Jedburgh’s Greig Laidlaw raise £1,700. After a trip to Murrayfield to perform, the 60-strong choir played to a capacity crowd in the Volunteer Hall on Saturday, with support from Langlee Community Choir, for another Rowan Boland Memorial Trust fundraiser, with influences ranging from Scottish to African. They then went east to perform to around 160 in The Maltings at Berwick-Upon-Tweed on Sunday afternoon before returning to Galashiels in the evening for a farewell reception and sing-song at the town’s Cricket Club. An RBMT spokesman said: “We are grateful to the choir for making the trip up in such large numbers and helping to raise a huge amount of money for our charity.” A link to a video of the choir playing at the Cricket Club is available here:
- Members and staff of the Scottish Building Society
- Beth Johnston has revealed the secret of her para-swimming success which is sending her to the Commonwealth Games
- The Rowan Boland Memorial Trust returns to its roots for this year’s annual ball
- It started off in a garden with 20 people to raise money for a local charity
- A Galashiels tyre firm has rubber-stamped its support for the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust.