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Michael Pattie named meningitis charity ambassador

Michael Pattie.

A man from Dumfries who's raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Meningitis Research Foundation, has been named the charity's first Scottish ambassador.

Michael Pattie began fundraising when his son died of meningitis.

He's been involved in the charity for many years, and will now help the organisation to spread awareness in an official capacity.

Dumfries fundraiser sickened by vaccine refusal

Michael Pattie, from Dumfries, lost his 13-year-old son David to meningitis C in1999.

He has been campaigning tirelessly ever since and has been fundraising for Meningitis Research.

Mr Pattie started a series of “Strictly” annual community talent showcases in 2006, which have raised more than £250,000 for the charity to date.

He was named Scottish Charity Champion for 2013 and is frustrated that despite a vaccine being found, it is not being made available: