Blood donours honoured with awards

DEDICATED blood donors from Hawick have been recognized for rolling up their sleeves to help save lives:

The following awards were presented at a session in the town earlier this month: Bronze (10 donations) – Dorothy Johnstone, Laura Bell, Anna Drabner-Graham, Paul Graham and Joanne Maybury. Silver (25) – Anne Farmer, Julia Gilligan, Tracey Sharp, Alistair Imray, Robert Stewart and Katrina Cairns. Gold (50) – Stuart Farish, Lesley Hogg and Fraser Brunton.

Paul Douglas and Alistair Cumming are to receive paperweights to mark 75 donations each.

A total of 391 attended the two-day session, with 351 donations and 14 new donors.