A PUB landlord has raised £500 for the Blood Bike service for his lockdown efforts.

David Adam, landlord of the Pack Horse Inn in Seaton, raised the money through auctions and a dog walking challenge.

"I auctioned off some of my own things like old CDs and a bike. But people from the village also got involved and donated to the cause."

His dog walking challenge involved people paying to guess, to the nearest kilometre, the distance he walked each day.

On Sunday Ian Walby, vice chairman of Blood Bikes Cumbria, visited Seaton to present Mr Adam with a certificate and letter of thanks.

"We are very grateful to David and the people of Seaton for such a kind donation towards our charity during the pandemic."

Blood Bikes Cumbria was established by local volunteers to form a medical courier service to deliver essential blood, urgent medical supplies, free of charge and out of hours for the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust .

They deliver between premises in North and West Cumbria and hospitals/laboratories in the Newcastle area.

In critical situations, blood or other medical items need to be delivered urgently in order to save a patient’s life. Blood Bikes Cumbria, with their distinctive livery and narrow profile, can quickly get through busy traffic to reach their destination. For bulky items, or in extreme weather conditions, they use cars to ensure the service is available every day of the year.