RBS CommunityForce is offering local charities and projects the chance to win an award of £6,000 each with the winners decided by a public vote. The vote takes place from 26 September to midday 24 October 2011 and the three projects with the most votes in each CommunityForce area will win the awards. (St. Boswells are steaming ahead with over 100 votes!) Please vote for us and bring the community funding to Duns! 

The Berwickshire Wellbeing group
How to Vote: Register at the RBS website then follow our link to cast your vote.

Please place a vote for the Berwickshire Wellbeing group. It should only take 2 minutes of your time and could make a huge difference to many lives! This funding will ensure our survival and the ongoing treatments for over 50 local residents.

Read more about us below

About Us
n March 2011 Berwickshire Well Being Group was awarded a small Lottery grant to pilot our Well Being Project which offers a range of free complementary therapies, including acupuncture, therapeutic massage, counseling and stress management to support and improve the mental and physical health of our local community in and around Duns.

The service has proved both extremely popular and hugely beneficial, with significant health improvements reported. We have a waiting list for treatments but desperately require more funding in order to continue. In addition to helping those on our waiting list, the award would enable us to work with a local group who live with chronic pain 24/7, also a youth group and those in nursing homes.

Many of those benefitting from the sessions, who include those undergoing cancer therapy and their carers, those in chronic pain, those trying to overcome depression and those who simply want to maintain good health have testified to how much they have been helped. Quotes include-

"Life changing" ... "Beneficial in every way" ... "Helped me both mentally and physically following bereavement" ... “The pain has gone from 7 out of 10 to 1 out of 10" (10 being severe)