Standing at the top of the Tyne Bridge preparing to throw himself down a zip-line across the river, Aaron Bamford should have been scared.
Ordinarily, he's scared of heights.
But this Sunday he felt brave enough to take on the daredevil feat, knowing his adventurous mum was right there with him in spirit.
Aaron's mum Sorrelle Bamford, from Crawcrook , Gateshead, went missing in April, and was tragically found dead near the River Wylam after a huge public search.
The 38-year-old had been suffering from depression, and took her own life while "not thinking clearly", a coroner concluded .
Her family, with the help of NHS and social care employees in Newcastle and Gateshead, this weekend raised over £13,000 for mental health charity Tyneside Mind through the sponsored zip-line event in her memory.
Elder sons Aaron and Philip led the event, while their younger brothers Joshua and Harrison watched on.
University student Aaron, 19, said: "It was emotional - I didn't really feel it until afterwards, at first there was all the build-up, but then I came down and saw my my dad and my brothers at the bottom and it really hit me.
"It's not something I would do for fun, but I wanted to do it for the charity, all the money we've raised is amazing.
"I do have a fear of heights, but when we were on the bridge I didn't feel scared at all because I really did feel like my mam was with us. My mam didn't really have any fears: when I was younger and we used to go to the Hoppings she was always the one who would go on the bigger rides with us.
"Because I knew she would do something like this, for the right cause, that gave me the confidence."
Sorrelle's loved ones' next goal is to set up a dedicated mental health charity in her name, as well as to keep encouraging people to seek help when they're suffering.
"We didn't really do the event just to raise money," Aaron said.
"It's also to raise awareness, so that people know that if we can raise that amount, that's how much people care about this. The help is there if you need it, rather than people trying to battle it alone, like my mam did.
"She wanted to act strong for us, but I don't want people to think they have to battle it alone like that. Even if you don't want to go to a charity or a doctor, talk to people, they will listen."
And as he continues with his fight to help others in need, caring Aaron says he knows Sorrelle is still with him.
He said: "We've always been a tight family, and my mam was the heart of the family. She passed her strength on to all of us, in a way because we were so close and strong it doesn't feel like she's gone."