A BORDERS charity has donated thousands of pounds to an Edinburgh group thanks to the efforts of one of its celebrity ambassadors.

On Friday (January 26) comedian, actor and writer Jessica Knappett (Avoidance) appeared on the BBC's Celebrity Mastermind last week in aid of Endo SOS – an endometriosis charity which works across the South of Scotland.

Knappett went head to head with musician YolanDa Brown MBE, cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew MBE DL, and actor Davood Ghadami (Holby City).

Despite not winning the episode, Knappett raised an impressive £3,000 in support of Endo SOS, with her specialist subject set as The Fast Show.

An Endo SOS spokesperson said: "Although she didn't win Celebrity Mastermind, Jessica Knappett certainly made a lasting impression with her knowledge of The Fast Show.

"As one of our amazing ambassadors, we're thrilled to announce that Jessica raised £3,000 for Endo SOS during her appearance on the show.

"Thank you to everyone who supported her – it means the world to us."

The money raised by Knappett will now go on to be donated to the University of Edinburgh's EXPPECT Endo1000 project – a project which is working to find better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for endometriosis.

The spokesperson added: "We're excited to donate this sum to the EXPPECT Endo1000 project, a vital initiative that's working towards finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for endometriosis.

"Jessica's success is a significant achievement, especially for those affected by endometriosis.

"This condition can cause chronic pain, infertility, and other health complications, making it essential to support organisations like EXPPECT who are tirelessly working to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for endometriosis.

"We're incredibly grateful for Jessica's dedication to raising awareness about this important cause and proud to have her as our ambassador.

"Let's continue to support and uplift each other in the fight against endometriosis."

For more information on the Endo1000 project, visit: www.endo1000.com

And for more information on the work done by Endo SOS, including its support groups, visit: www.endosos.org