Money raised by water skiers on Loch Lomond has been given to motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart's charity which is working to find a cure for dementia.

Sir Jackie, who was born in Milton, Dumbarton, and started work as an apprentice mechanic in his father's garage, set up the charity Race Against Dementia when his wife, Lady Helen, was diagnosed with the disease.

The Formula One star received the money from Stephen and Diane Kinghorn, long term members of the Loch Lomond Water Ski Club, where members held a sponsored fancy dress event at Cameron House Marina earlier this year.

It was a special moment for Stephen who has taken part in the event for more than 30 years.

Sir Jackie married Helen, (née McGregor), his childhood sweetheart, in 1962 and they have two sons.

Lady Helen was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (Pick's disease) in 2016 and requires round-the-clock care support to help with everyday tasks.

In a recent interview, Sir Jackie said: "I have watched Helen change before my very eyes.

"My wife was the original pit lane girl, my professional stopwatch – timing my laps to the millisecond.

"Her razor sharp mind was one of the things I immediately fell in love with, and it is her mind that is vanishing.

"Coming from an industry where pioneering engineering is at its best, I believe that by investing in innovative and collaborative research we will accelerate the identification and development of drugs with the potential to transform lives.

"This is the biggest personal challenge of my life and I will make sure that whilst I am still on this earth, I put all my efforts into finding a cure for this horrendous illness.

"I want to make sure I can do all I can to help millions of people around the world end this heartache. It’s now personal. I am putting a million pounds of my own money in because we have got to find a cure."

The water ski club was delighted that Sir Jackie was able to attend in person to receive the cheque.

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