Stranraer Man Rewards Blood Bikes with Over £4000 After 212 Mile Trek

At the end of April 2017 James Henry from Stranraer set off to conquer the 212 miles of the Southern-upland way on foot, to raise money for Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes. The walk took him nine days and he raised an amazing total of £4084.15. 

James was met by some of the D&G Blood Bikes team in Moffat.

James had chosen to tackle this mammoth challenge as a way of raising money for a charity very close to his families hearts. His daughter Nicola was seriously ill and fought infection for 14 months, every week Dumfries and Galloway blood bikes voluntarily took her samples from Stranraer to Dumfries and onto Bristol.

James challenge started at Cockburnspath and Finished nine days later at Portpatrick on May 6th. James told DGWGO ” I was overwhelmed by the support I had at the finish line, thank you to all who came along. Thanks to everyone who donated it means a lot to me as your donations were my motivation and drive to get me to the end.I am Still on cloud nine now, after having actually done and dusted the cahllenge and I am back at home chillaxing. “
James Continued ” I have finally got total amount figure of the money donated by all you generous people. I am astounded at kindness and support shown throughout my 9 days walking and thank everyone. Total amount raised £4084.15 this will go towards running this much needed service and helping to assist the Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes in continuing their fantastic service to our region.

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