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Blood group raises £1100 for Caithness lab


By John Davidson

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Joy Jackson hands over the cheque for £1100 to a staff member at the blood lab at Caithness General Hospital.
Joy Jackson hands over the cheque for £1100 to a staff member at the blood lab at Caithness General Hospital.

A series of art and craft displays in Latheron have helped raise more than £1000 for the blood laboratory at Caithness General Hospital.

Joy Jackson runs the “Mr and Mrs Blood Drop – Caithness” community on Facebook and holds the art and craft exhibitions in September and May each year to raise awareness about the importance of giving blood and to raise funds for the Caithness blood lab.

This year the exhibitions raised a total of £1100. They were organised by Joy along with her husband Glyn and children Dylan and Freya. Local artists and craftspeople came together at Latheron Hall to sell their wares for the cause.

The events have been taking place since 2013 and aim to raise funds as well as support the local community at Latheron.

At the latest craft fair for Mr and Mrs Blood Drop are (from left) Jaime McArdle, Freya Jackson, Dylan Jackson, Joy Jackson, Glyn Jackson, Emma Horne, Joshua Irvine, Penny Irvine, Glyn Salisbury, Carolyn Salisbury, Janet Bowd-Cowin, Barbara Speirs, Shirley Sutherland and Donna Sutherland.
At the latest craft fair for Mr and Mrs Blood Drop are (from left) Jaime McArdle, Freya Jackson, Dylan Jackson, Joy Jackson, Glyn Jackson, Emma Horne, Joshua Irvine, Penny Irvine, Glyn Salisbury, Carolyn Salisbury, Janet Bowd-Cowin, Barbara Speirs, Shirley Sutherland and Donna Sutherland.

The next events planned by the group are a quiz night, scheduled for August, and the September craft event, both at Latheron Hall. More details will be announced on the community Facebook page.

Joy said: “I would like to personally thank everyone who took part, donated, and displayed posters and banners. Thanks to my husband Glyn, my son Dylan, and my daughter Freya for help setting up, running the refreshments, etc, and the overall support – and to everyone who came along to purchase and a browse round the stalls. It truly is a community event. Thank you.”


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