Tattie treckers do their bit

Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis

Staff at a Borders potato plant have raised around £15,000 for charities and good causes in just three years.

Workers at the Greenvale factory in Duns have organised a wide range of events and their most spectacular was when 21 intrepid tattie trekkers climbed Ben Nevis and raised £4,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Greenvale make available a sum of money annually for each of their UK sites to disperse. This year’s recipients, chosen by Duns staff, are the Great North Air Ambulance, the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance, and Sense Scotland.

Among those who have benefitted over the last 3 years are Callum’s Trust, Chirnside Boxing Club, Allenbank Arts, Duns Badminton Club, Riding for the Disabled, Chirnside Primary School, the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, Chirnside Civic Week, Berwick & District Cancer Support, Borders Women’s Aid, the Grove School, and Berwick RNLI.

Daniel Romaines, Packaging Manager for Greenvale’s site at Duns and a member of the charities committee, said: “Staff want to help local people and we’re delighted that the fundraising efforts we put in have such a benefit in the community.”

Events have included raffles, car washes, themed lunches and afternoon teas.