Jonny Tuffey on left, Allan MacKenzie third from left, Andrew Hodge, second from right. Bryan Hodge far right, with staff on Ward 15, haematology ward.
Two Partick Thistle stars helped present a cheque for £3500 to Monklands Hospital in January.
Allan MacKenzie – son of Jags’ 1950s legend John, ‘the Firhill Flyer’ – has been receiving treatment for acute leukaemia in the Airdrie hospital’s haematology ward.
And Thistle’s Northern Ireland international goalkeeper Jonny Tuffey and midfielder Bryan Hodge joined the East Kilbride man to hand over the magnificent sum to thank the hospital’s staff.
Allan, 50, said: “I was diagnosed in November 2008, which was a major shock for me and for my family.
“During this initial shock, and throughout my treatment, the nurses and doctors here have been absolutely brilliant and are the reason I’m alive and kicking today.
“I wanted to give something back and with the help of colleagues at Indesit and the generosity of our friends and family, we managed to raise a fantastic total of £7000 from raffles.
“We’re splitting the money between the ward here and Leukaemia Research.
“I didn’t expect to raise so much but we’re delighted to be able to help the ward to continue their excellent work.
"I would especially like to thank my colleague at Indesit, Racheal Steels who originally suggested the idea and then took on the task of organising the raffle and did a brilliant job."
Senior charge nurse Margaret Smith, from Coatbridge, said: “We were very pleasantly surprised when Allan told us he was going to donate some money to us but we had no idea it would be so much.
“Allan has been receiving chemotherapy for the past 14 months and over that length of time you not only get to know the patient very well, you also become close with their family.
“It’s a fantastic gesture and we will be able to use the money to buy the little extras which help give the patients a boost and they will help us decide the best way to spend it.”
Also in attendance were Allan’s wife Irene, daughter Kirsty, 22, and son Andrew, 18.