Caring couple to open gala

John and Margaret Dorans run Newbattle Handicapped Club, they will open this year's Mayfield Gala on June 1
John and Margaret Dorans run Newbattle Handicapped Club, they will open this year's Mayfield Gala on June 1

A COUPLE have been recognised for the good work they do with local disabled people.

Organisers of the Mayfield and Easthouses Gala Day have asked John and Margaret Dorans (both 62), to open this year’s event on June 1 in recognition of what they have done with Newbattle Handicapped Club, which they have run for nearly 30 years.

John told the Advertiser that it will be a double celebration.

He said: “We feel quite privileged about being asked to open the gala.

“I was told at the recent volunteers reception at Midlothian House, it was nice surprise.

“It should be a great day for us.

“And it’s Margaret’s birthday that day, believe it or not. So it will be quite a good day for her all round.”

Read more on this story in the May 2 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.