£7000 boost for charities

Three charities in the Lothians have been handed more than £7000 between them to help cover their salary costs and buy equipment.

The Midlothian charities have received the money from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.

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Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 has been awarded £4000, while £2500 has gone to the Bill Russell Woodburn Youth Project and £535 to Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Seniors Forum.

This is the fourth award to Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 since 2003.