The torrential rain didn’t deter all the visitors to the BAVS Big Jubilee Bash on Saturday 16th June at the Volunteer Hall in Duns! Following the success of last year’s event, BAVS chose to follow a similar format this year. The event was opened by MSP John Lamont who introduced the first live performer, Alex Prentice, a solo violinist whose talent was greatly complimented by many there. Following this, BAVS’ enthusiastic volunteers paraded down a cat walk modelling clothes on sale at our 3 Charity Shops, these were then available to buy for anyone interested. The volunteers were hugely applauded as all enjoyed their fantastic performance. Following the fashion show, some members of Ruby Wilkinson’s RSCDS Duns and District Branch Children’s Class performed several Scottish Country Dances, enjoyed by all. The event was then concluded by an impressive acoustic set from Where’s George, a well known local group. There were a mixture of information stands and fundraising stalls to visit throughout the event, along with the chance to find out more about energy efficiencies and renewable technologies in workshops coordinated by the Scottish Borders Council Carbon Reduction Project Officer.
BAVS would like to thank everyone involved in organising the event, SWRI for the delicious refreshments, all the live entertainers who performed, the organisations and local community groups with stands and of course all the volunteers who took part in the fashion show. Thanks also to Scottish Borders Council for part funding the event though their Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Fund and to Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations for their financial contribution towards the day.