Your chance to help Ukranian orphans

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The Borders Exploration Group is appealing to Borderers to donate unwanted items to a charity auction to be held in Kelso on Saturday, May 7.

Money raised will help fund the community phase of their expedition in July to Ukraine.

The group will spend time working with orphans at a summer camp in Chygyryn in the west of the country. They will take with them the sort of things our children take for granted – footballs, friendship bracelets, stationery and knitted teddies and dolls to leave with the children.

Things you don’t want can be turned into cash for the expedition which will also see the 24 strong group trek for four days in the Carpathian Mountains and go white water rafting on the Black Cheremosh River.

Phone 01361 882728 to arrange uplift or bring items to the Abbey Row Centre between 4 and 6pm on Saturday. Bidding starts at 7pm and the evening includes a finger buffet and glass of wine for a donation of £5 (£2 for under 18s).