The Companions of the Order of Malta were busy in the Borders and Edinburgh over Easter distributing parcels to a variety of locations that cater for those in need.

Easter Parcels donated by the Companions of the Order of Malta to the Galashiels and Area Food Bank.

The parcels contained an assortment of clothing and toiletries, together with an Easter egg. The group has also recently established a monthly tea party in Jedburgh.

Tea Party and Bingo in the parish hall of the church of The Immaculate Conception, Jedburgh.

The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a global Catholic religious lay order and charity that helps the disabled, the homeless, refugees, the elderly and victims of natural epidemics and wars.

In Great Britain it runs an auxiliary organisation called the Companions of the Order of Malta, a key volunteer force in delivering its charitable work.

(Left) Two Companions in Edinburgh on Easter Sunday with the Bethany Trust's Care Van, and (right) Easter Parcels donated to Volunteers4Splash in Eyemouth.

The Companions' mission is that of the Order of Malta - to care for society’s marginalised, inspired by Christian charity to help those in need.

They are organised on a regional basis, with Group Coordinators in different parts of the country.

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