Vivian Waugh lost her daughter Jennifer to cancer earlier this year. She said Helen helped them through the heartbreaking illness:
"Helen was our stronghold if we needed questions, if Jennifer needed to come in to see anybody if she was worried about her health, Helen was on the phone to either Newcastle or here to get the best advice, she was a godsend for us, she really was."
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Paul Brand & guests - including Lib Dem leadership favourite Tim Farron & the SNP's new Border MP Calum Kerr. Watch the full programme here:
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
Preparations have begun for a two day mountain biking event, the Enduro World Series, in the Tweed Valley this weekend.