Collection raises £1,200 for Blood Bikes

Chairman of Blood Bike Scotland Ron Spalding (with glasses on) with Steven Quintas (Borders Co-ordinator of Blood Bike Scotland, based in Hawick) with Fraser Rutherford and Alastair Watson's grandson Tyler. Cheque presented at Henderson Park.
Chairman of Blood Bike Scotland Ron Spalding (with glasses on) with Steven Quintas (Borders Co-ordinator of Blood Bike Scotland, based in Hawick) with Fraser Rutherford and Alastair Watson's grandson Tyler. Cheque presented at Henderson Park.

A cheque for £1,239.04 – cash raised by collection at the funeral of Southern Reporter photographer Alastair Watson last month – has been handed over to the Blood Bikes Scotland charity by his grandson, Tyler.

Blood Bikes Scotland provide a free-of-charge medical courier service to NHS hospitals. They deliver blood, urgently-needed drugs, human tissues, breast milk and other medical requirements. The Borders branch was recently registered as a charity.