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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Kerrie brings you Saturday's Pollen for the Border region
Kerrie brings you Saturday's forecast for the Border region
Rather windy at times but many places dry and bright with scattered showers.