, who went on to become a teacher, moved up to Scotland following her graduation.
was a member of First Baptist Church of Moweaqua.
Taxi firm boss Steve McDonald took the call from Brenda
to say she was handing in her notice and gave her an earful for leaving.
and the other volunteers have been working to organise a Footsteps Memory Walk to take place in early December.
, 72, said: "The North East is the best kept secret in the country.
Yn fuan ar ol cyrraedd Llandudno, sefydlodd Brenda
fudiad o'r enw Hope Restored, ac yng ngaeaf 2017 agorodd loches unnos ar gyfer pobl oedd yn cysgu ar strydoedd y dref.
followed, staying with family friends at Loughborough, to be close to him while he was doing his demob training in motor repair at Leicester.
: Well, I'm going to sit right here with you.
Once in the community, Jean was attending day care at the then Wishaw General Hospital - but the service was axed and she appealed to Brenda
for help to save it.
As Managing Director of the Earth Conservation Corps (ECC), outreach is Brenda
's bread and butter.
WITH acting beset by claims it is elitist, sexist and ageist, Vera star Brenda
Blethyn has defied the odds.