A STEVENSTON woman who died last year is to be honoured at a charity fun day at her local pub.

With the anniversary of Shirley Morgan's death approaching, the Cross Keys has set out to pay respect to her and help her family’s efforts with the aim of raising £6,000 for Papyrus – a charity focused on suicide prevention.

‘Shirley’s Sunday Funday’ is planned for April 23, the day after a charity sky dive by members of Shirley’s family.

Barmaid Hayley Wood said: “We offered to hold this day to help them reach their £6,000 goal, as Shirley was a massive part of our community.

“She was all about helping others and forever going out of her way to help and out a smile on people's faces.

“Shirley was a regular of ours and a dance and a sing song on our karaoke would light the place up.

“She wasn't just a member of our community though she was our friend, and we miss her dearly.

“If our day can help just one person, then in my eyes it's totally worth it.”

The fun day will be full of exciting activities with live music, karaoke, and a raffle planned – with more in the works.

Since putting out a call for donations the pub has been overwhelmed by the kindness of locals as they received over 30 donations in just a day.

So far, an online JustGiving page has managed to raise an impressive £3,759 across 231 supporters – even though the skydive is three months away.

Abbi Bolton, who launched the online fund-raiser, said: “Shirley had a huge passion for her community.

"As the Three Towns Locality Officer, Shirley made a lot of positive changes and impacted the lives of thousands of people in the community and beyond throughout her years.

“The community has been left shattered by Shirley’s sudden passing. No one will ever compare to you, Shirley.

“To continue Shirley’s legacy, which was making changes and helping communities, we thought it would be a great idea to raise money for this cause.”

To donate to the JustGiving visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/abbi-bolton