NORTH Berwick fundraiser Sylvia Morrison has proved that age is no barrier... by publishing a book at the age of 90.

Sylvia has launched a colour-in story book to help mark the 40th birthday of St Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh and support the charity’s work across the Lothians.

Sylvia’s Stories is an activity book published with support from the hospice, Professor Joe Goldblatt, and the Balmoral Hotel, with a foreword by Sir Tom Farmer.

It includes seven bedtime stories Sylvia told her children when they were growing up.

Each is accompanied by illustrations by Alex Hills which can be coloured in to bring the characters and stories to life.

And Sylvia, who has raised more than £30,000 for the hospice to date, said: “St Columba’s Hospice holds a very dear place in my heart and, as such, I wanted to do something special to mark its 40th anniversary.”

Sylvia became involved with the hospice two years after it was founded after a close friend was admitted for end-of-life care.

From there she was heavily involved in a fundraising group in East Lothian and she has been committed to raising money and awareness ever since.

Sylvia added: “These stories are very personal to me and brought a lot of joy and laughter to my own children growing up.

“It’s wonderful to be able to share them so that other families can enjoy them too!”

Jon Heggie, director of fundraising for the hospice, said: “Sylvia is a long-time ambassador and supporter of the hospice so we’ve been delighted to have the opportunity to help her share her stories in such a creative way.

“The activity book makes a great stocking filler.”

All proceeds from the book will go to St Columba’s Hospice and copies can be purchased from the hospice charity shops or stcolumbas