A DUNFERMLINE woman who has helped raise around £10,000 since the death of her son has reached the final of two national awards.

Laura Reid's son, Calum, died in August 2017 after struggling with mental health issues.

Since then, two charity football matches have been held in his honour and his loved ones are continuing to raise money for Support in Mind Scotland.

Laura has now been named among the finalists in the 2019 Scottish Charity Awards in both the Charity Champion and the People's Choice categories.

Run annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, the awards are open to any voluntary organisation, charity, community group or individual charity volunteer or staff member, and celebrate the life-changing work they do and their dedication to making Scotland a better place to live.

Laura told the Press: "I am a bit overwhelmed by it all and was a bit shocked by it but in a pleasant way. I certainly wasn't expecting it. What I have been doing has not been for recognition. It has helped me in my grieving process as well.

"The work I have done, if I can try and prevent someone else from going through the tragedy of what we have had to go through, it is worth it. Obviously, mental health is very up there at the moment and if this helps raise more awareness, I am all for it.

"Everyone has been so generous. Local businesses, friends, colleagues, it has been absolutely fantastic. I think it hits a note with people. No-one is immune from mental health."

The awards ceremony will take place in Edinburgh on June 14.

Anyone wanting to vote for Laura can do so at https://scvo.org/scottish-charity-awards/vote-2019/charity-champion/laura-reid-support-in-mind-scotland before May 17.