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:
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