Spittal woman Marion Godsell has set up a charitable trust in memory of her son that will help fund sports activities at Anderson Court.
Marion recently enjoyed a 60th birthday party but rather than receiving presents she asked for donations towards the trust fund - and managed to raise the fantastic sum of £860.
Tragically, her son, Andrew, took his own life four years ago, aged just 34.
“I was having a party for my 60th but didn’t want any presents,” said Marion.
“Instead, I asked people that if they wanted to give a donation I would give it to charity and they generously gave £860.
“I was very keen that the money should be used locally rather than Tyneside or further afield so I got in touch with Anderson Court.
“They arranged for a trust fund to be opened in Andrew’s name and plan to use the money to try and get a five-a-side football team together made up of people who attend Anderson Court.”
Last week she handed over a cheque to Ruth Cook, Binta Jarmeh and Susan Gordon from Anderson Court, the Hide Hill base for the Berwick community mental health team.
“I’m so pleased that they’ve been able to set this up and that the money will be used locally for sports provision,” she said.
“Hopefully, once a few more people know about the trust they might decided to donate their own funds to it.
“It would be fantastic to see that happen and for the charitable trust to be able to fund more for Anderson Court in the future.”