Army Veteran John Baillie visited The Erskine Home in Bishopton to present the Veterans’ Charity with an incredible cheque for £8,001.11 after completing his One Million Metres Row challenge in September.
John who lives in Durness in Sutherland presented the cheque to Erskine Community Fundraising Manager Karen McAulay on Tuesday 26th November.
Karen said: “John is a man in a million without doubt! His enthusiasm, energy and good humour are infectious. We have watched in awe as he rowed his way towards One Million Metres to fundraise for our Veterans. John is an inspiration to us all and we cannot thank him enough for everything he has done to raise such a fantastic amount for the care of our Veterans in our four Care Homes.”
Cllr Isabella MacKenzie and Dougie McDonald from Heilan Shed No 6 also visited The Erskine Home with John. They enjoyed a quick tour of the home where 180 residents live.
John wanted to say a huge big thank you to the public in the Highlands for their wonderful support and to Dougie McDonald who presented Erskine with a cheque for £500.