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£2,000 raised in Taff's memory




Yvonne Robert and her daughter Lyndsey Roberts present the cheque for Bloodwise UK to Dr Michael and Mrs Margaret McGregor Photo: Lee Hellwing
Yvonne Robert and her daughter Lyndsey Roberts present the cheque for Bloodwise UK to Dr Michael and Mrs Margaret McGregor Photo: Lee Hellwing

A cheque of £2,000 has been donated to a blood cancer charity in memory of a loving husband, father, brother and friend from Bourne.

Ex-police officer and RAF hero, Royden (Taff) Garrie Roberts MBE, died in June, aged 63, from leukaemia.

Donations given in Taff’s memory for the charity Bloodwise UK amounted to £2,000.

His widow Yvonne Roberts, 55, presented the cheque to Dr Michael and Mrs Margaret McGregor at Wake House in Bourne on Thursday.

“I would just like to thank friends and family for all of their kind donations to Bloodwise,” said Yvonne.

“Taff would have been blown away by how much money we have raised.”

Dr and Mrs McGregor lost their son John to leukaemia in 1985.

Taff, who was originally from Cymprac, Rhondda in South Wales, was in the RAF from 1971 until 1993 where his service ended at RAF Wittering.

It was for his time in the bomb disposal team in Kuwait during the first Gulf War that he was awarded an MBE in 1993.

From then on, he joined the Lincolnshire Police and worked as an officer in Stamford, Bourne and Grantham until 2010.

He put his skills and experience into becoming a student adviser at New College Stamford until 2014.

- The annual McGregor coffee morning in aid of Bloodwise UK will be held at the Corn Exchange, Bourne on November 29 from 10 am.



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