A FUNDRAISING drive has raised more than £6,000 for an intensive care unit.

Garry Greenhow, who was a patient in the intensive care unit at the Cumberland Infirmary eight years ago with kidney cancer, wanted to give something back to the team who provided such excellent care.

He embarked on the task of making colourful bows to sell at the start of the month - with proceeds going to the very unit that treated him.

With only the help of his mum, the pair have made about 2,000 ribbons, which have been bought in areas including Thursby and Silloth, as well as Aspatria and the surrounding areas.

A cheque will be handed over at the Cumberland Infirmary on Friday, with the total yet to be established. Garry says no more bows will be made.

"I'd like to thank everybody who has supported us, such as eight-year-old Megan Denwood and her brother who raised over £100 with a table top sale. In Silloth, Vicky Hope at the The Fairydust Emporium has been selling them and we've raised £700."

Megan's mum Gemma said: "Me and my husband Terry are really proud of them (Megan and five-year-old brother Anthony) it made us fill up a bit. She is only eight and it was her idea."

A £250 donation was also made this week by Kim and Raymond Swailes from Borderbrite in Carlisle.