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Volunteers have given up nearly 10,000 hours to support people with sight or hearing loss in the Scottish Borders.
They help-out a Galashiels based charity that provides a services for people with visual impairments, and information and equipment to people needing hearing aids.
The volunteers have now been recognised for the life-changing work they do.
Jenny Longden has this report.
Find out how you could volunteer here
People with sight and hearing loss in the Scottish Borders are volunteering to help others in a similar situation.
Nearly 60 people volunteer for BLISS, a Galashiels based sensory service that provides counselling, information and advice.
Many of the volunteers are service users themselves, like RNIB volunteer Karen Maughan.
A service in the Scottish Borders that provides support for people with sight and hearing loss has released a report, highlighting the life-changing services it provides.
Galashiels based Borders Local Integrated Sensory Service (BLISS) provides skills classes, counselling and advice and information for people with sensory loss.
Two charities are involved in the project - RNIB Scotland and Action of Hearing Loss Scotland.
Since 2009, volunteers have given 9,650 hours to the service.