The Builders Merchants Federation raised £4,625 at its annual Burns Supper, held at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel.

The funds will be shared between Variety, the Children’s Charity, the BMF’s charity of the year, and the merchant industry charity, The Rainy Day Trust,

The event, which celebrates the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, is now an established fixture in the BMF’s calendar attracting 285 members from both sides of the Scottish border.

John Newcomb, BMF CEO said: “Once again the BMF’s Scottish region has organised a fantastic event and, in the year of his retirement, it is fitting that it took place in the hometown of Britain’s greatest tennis player, Andy Murray.

“Our thanks go to sponsors Velux, Rockwool, eCommonsense, Marley Plumbing & Drainage Solutions, Marsh Industries and BMN, and to all those who donated prizes for the charity raffle and auction for their generous support. We must also thank everyone who helped to raise such a fantastic sum for the two charities we are supporting this year.”