A north-east mental health charity marked its one year anniversary.
Shirley’s Space was created by the family of Shirley Findlay , a 37-year-old nursery teacher who took her own life after a long struggle with mental health.
Within months, the service achieved charity status, helped more than 300 people and saved 12 lives.
Now it has marked its first anniversary, and Ms Findlay’s family are thrilled to have created such a positive lasting legacy for her.
Founder Cameron Findlay said: “With numerous lives saved and a positive role within the community, I am confident the charity is a fitting legacy to my auntie.
“Looking forward, we have a fantastic team to continue the hard work and I cannot wait to see where we will be this time next year.”
PR and marketing trustee for Shirley’s Space, Ashley Mackie believes the charity “came at the right time” to support the community.
The Crimond-based charity had several high profile events planned for its anniversary, however, the Covid-19 pandemic prompted a move towards a virtual series of events.
At a special anniversary event on Saturday, the team played a series of videos of individuals sending their good wishes to the charity and sharing personal experiences of the services it delivers.