Paying tribute to her unstinting service at the charity’s AGM, chairman Barbara Manson told how Helen had first got involved on the flower team when Roxburghe House was still based in Milltimber.

She then took on the role of flower team leader and continued as Roxburghe House moved to its present site in 2004, eventually taking on the position of secretary.

Helen herself said she had been given “odd jobs” here and there, before joining the committee.