£7000 boost for charities

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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.

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.