A woman who provided the Herald with items from various organisations over many years has made the news herself following her funeral.
Over the past four decades, she was a press officer or liaison for Northumbria Police, the National Trust (Cragside), Morpeth Business and Professional Women, Morpeth Talking Newspaper, Morpeth and District U3A, Morpeth Save the Children, Contact and the Women’s Institute among others.
The 84-year-old was the press secretary for the U3A group right up until a month before she died.
Her funeral recently took place at St Aidan’s Church in Stobhill. There were so many people in attendance that the church ran out of chairs.
Margaret’s family has now announced that the collection at her funeral raised more than £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
A statement on behalf of the family said: ‘Margaret felt very passionately that Morpeth had provided opportunities galore, which enabled her to reach her full potential.
‘She wanted to thank you and everyone living in Morpeth for such a wonderful life.’
Margaret was married to Derek Trotman and they first came to Morpeth from Knutsford in Cheshire in 1976. Their first house was in Loansdean and following a spell in Longwitton enjoying the country life, they moved to Stobhill 30 years ago.
They have two children, who are both now in their 50s, who attended King Edward VI School.