The Ladies of Ayton held a Cream Tea Open Garden at Hillburn House raising over £600 to be split between the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) charity and the village defibrillator fund.
Susan Spratt, who hosted the event said: “It was the weather that worried me the most but it is tremendous to have raised so much for two good causes”.
The ladies commented: “We wanted to do something that was to the benefit of the whole of Ayton. Susan’s garden was the perfect venue.”
Ayton village now has a defibrillator which the Scottish Ambulance Service has supported and will continue to support where necessary.
“The defibrillator is temporarily stored in the Community Hall (ACHA) whilst funds are raised for a permanent cabinet.
John Slater chairman of Ayton Community Council thanked Susan, the Ladies, Scottish Ambulance, Pearsons of Duns and ACHA for all their support in obtaining a defibrillator and funds for the ongoing operation.
He added: “It was less than six months ago that we started the process of trying to get a defibrillator for the village.
“It is great to see the community pulling together to expand the village facilities”.