A police officer recovering from Leukemia has been honoured by a Leicester Gurdwara after helping to recruit hundreds of potential bone marrow donors.
A shortage of donors in the South Asian community meant Rik Basra could not find a match in the UK, and eventually found a donor in Germany.
He now campaigns to encourage more South Asian donors to sign up.
Today he took part in a donor drive at the Sikh Community Centre in Leicester, as part of a health awareness and information day.
He was then given a ceremonial robe at the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, in recognition of his efforts to raise awareness of bone marrow donation.