Awards given for blood donations

A TOTAL of 343 donations of blood were given at the two last recent sessions held in Hawick High School.

Local volunteers donated a total of 186 pints during a session at the end of November, and 157 earlier this month – and for donors Neil Wilson and Brian Chittick it marked a special milestone with their 75th contribution, for which they are due to receive paper weights.

Bronze awards were also presented to Anthony Mulligan, Alastair Graham and Tanya Greig to mark their 10th donation; Rhona Suddon, Nicola Adams and Aileen Rafferty were given silver accolades for reaching 25; and Iain Scott, Margaret Broatch, Calum MacLeod and Margo Scott all received silver gilt awards to mark their 50th donation.