A DOTING daughter has helped say thanks to the doctors and nurses who saved her dad's life.

Kenny Scott from Innerleithen was rushed to Borders General Hospital after being struck down by Legionnaire's disease.

The life-threatening pneumonia is caused by inhaling droplets from a contaminated water source.

While Kenny was on his ventilator within the Intensive Care Unit, his family struggled to communicate with him.

After Kenny had made a full recovery, daughter Joanne embarked on two fundraising runs to help buy some devices for the ward.

And she raised £1,725 by completing both the Women's 10K in Glasgow and the Edinburgh Half Marathon.

Joanne, along with her dad, presented a cheque to the hospital's fundraising arm, the Difference.

She said: "We hope this donation will help the unit purchase some smart technology to help patients communicate to staff and family whilst still on a ventilator.

"We found it difficult to communicate during this critical period of his recovery, with no equipment to hand in the unit, I made a makeshift alphabet/emoji type board which helped a little.

"I wanted to raise some funds as a thank you for helping save his life - my dad is fully recovered and back to his daft self."