FAMILY and friends of the late Shirley Morgan are to take to the skies as they raise funds in her honour.

Shirley's children Jamie and Kelly will be joined by Jamie's girlfriend Abbi Bolton and he and Kelly's cousins Micheal Gallagher, Ryan Olsen and Eilidh Olsen to take on the terrifying challenge as they look to continue on her legacy.

The group will be looking to raise funds for the PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide charity.

They have set the goal of raising £6,000 as they jump 10,000ft from the sky above Strathallan.

And the team are already well on their way to reaching the goal, with their JustGiving page - available at - amassing nearly £4,000 in donations at the time of writing.

Shirley's son Jamie spoke to the Herald about this fund-raising effort, and exactly what it means to the family.

He said: "We are doing this as me and my family want to continue on my mum's legacy of helping others in need as that’s what she loved doing with her job as Three Towns locality officer.

"She helped raise funding for small community groups and projects and help them make their groups and projects work/start.

"We're also doing this for everyone who needs help going through the pain we have suffered, by supporting and raising funds for PAPYRUS."

Jamie also explained just how loved Shirley was by those taking to the skies - showing exactly why they have decided to raise funds in her honour.

He continued: "My mum was my number one person in this whole world, she was Kelly’s best friend who we both loved so much, she was like a second mum to Abbi as my mum always treated her like her own.

"She was a loving and caring fun auntie to all three of my cousins. She has left a very, very big hole in all of our hearts."

Jamie admitted that he knows this challenge will be terrifying, but with the community behind them they are raring to go.

He added: "At first I thought it would be easy but after watching videos online it’s sunk in that I am going to be free falling for 10 seconds towards the ground and I’m starting to get seriously scared trying not to think about it.

"The support is amazing, it’s so humbling to see how many people care and have donated with kind words.

"If I’m being honest it was expected, after my mum's passing I quickly realised how many people loved my mum and cared for her especially after her funeral, I’ve never seen a funeral like it.

"Everyone has nothing but love for my wee maw but it’s the continued support from everyone that’s so special from her passing all the way to present and me and my family can’t thank everyone enough for their kind words, donations and the funny stories and photos of my mum."