A mum whose son died in a helicopter tragedy has helped raise £125,000 for the RNLI.
Audrey Wood lost her son, Stuart, in 2009 when the Super Puma helicopter he was travelling in ditched 11 nautical miles off Peterhead.
Stuart, 27, was one of 16 people who died in the incident on April 1.
Since their loss, Audrey and Kerry, Stuart’s elder sister, have thrown themselves into fundraising for the RNLI.
They have held football matches, ladies’ lunches and events days to raise funds for RNLI volunteers. Their latest lunch at The Douglas Hotel in Aberdeen raised £25,000 for the charity – attracting 250 glamorous women, RNLI members and several local companies.
Audrey praised all the generous people who helped raise the cash in a tough economic climate. In the last six years, the duo have raised a magnificent sum of £125,000 for the charity.
Audrey said they had been inspired by the efforts of the volunteers who searched for survivors following the fatal crash. Fourteen passengers and two crew died in the tragedy.