A FAMILY of 'gifted' Gourockians have launched a fundraising mission to mark the life of their globally known matriarch who died in March.

Gordon Armour, an internationally known spiritualist medium from Gourock, has launched 'The Rainbow Legacy' - a way to keep the memory of his late mum Mary Armour alive.

The well-known senior citizen was the founder of the White Rose Fellowship and her spiritualist gifts took her all over the world.

She was known for lecturing and teaching in various countries, conducting a service on the QE2 and publishing a book.

Mary, who grew up in Greenock but spent her latter years in Millport, passed away in March just a few months before she should have celebrated her 80th birthday.

The world-renowned medium died at Inverclyde Royal Hospital following a short illness, but with lockdown restrictions the family were unable to celebrate her life.

Now Gordon, along with daughters Stephanie, 28, and Georgia, who is 22, are hoping that by helping Scottish charities they can honour the life of their philanthropic relative.

The 49-year-old told the Tele: "Over lockdown, I've been hosting 'Q&A with the medium' evenings, sometimes capturing up to over four thousand viewers at a time.

"With such a huge platform and with all charity events cancelled for the foreseeable future, we wanted to come up with a way to use this avenue to fundraise for important causes.

"My mum was an avid fundraiser and often used her gifts to help both local and national charities, so we decided to launch 'The Rainbow Legacy' to allow us to continue her work in her memory.

"She used a rainbow as her emblem on all of her business cards and letterheads, so thought it would be the perfect name for our fundraising effort."

Gordon has been asking for pledges for Inverclyde Foodbank from people tuning in to his mediumship evenings via video platform Zoom and aims to help other good causes too.

Gordon, who works as a business development officer, said: "I watched an advert on the television and at the end it said not every child in Britain would have a meal at night.

"That really struck me, as I'm in the position where I can provide for my family but it's so upsetting that not everyone can.

"I contacted my friend who runs the Inverclyde Foodbank, Lolly Jackson, and we've decided to donate all proceeds to the charity.

"They are constantly in need of items, even things like soap and toothpaste which sometimes can be forgotten about, so I really want to raise as much as possible.

"These evenings will be a regular thing, with the next lot of money raised going to the neonatal ward at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital."

To get involved, visit Gordon's page on Facebook or email therainbowlegacy@outlook.com