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Wheel good effort from Mary, 99

Mary Brackenbury with Ken Bruce at The Three Horseshoes in Towersey

Mary Brackenbury with Ken Bruce at The Three Horseshoes in Towersey

 

A 99-year-old fundraiser has led a charity event which made more than £600 for disabled children.

Mary Brackenbury, who is a founding member of Inner Wheel, was joined by 15 members at The Three Horseshoes in Towersey with different types of wheel.

Mary, who brought her favourite snack Wagon Wheels to the pub, said: “Someone brought a wheelbarrow!

“It was nice food and it was very fun.”

Mary turned 99 on New Year’s Day and just nine days later, she was helping raise funds for children.

She celebrated with a party in Towersey Village Hall, at which her daughter Jo Gregory, 77, passed a sponsorship form around the 50 guests, raising £160.

Fellow member of Inner Wheel – an all-female Rotary Club based in Thame – Ann Livings, 62, said: “It was late at Mary’s party and we all wanted to go home.

“But we couldn’t because she was still going!”

Money raised at the ‘wheels event’ will support Thomley Hall which is an activity centre for disabled children based in Worminghall.

Broadcaster Ken Bruce, who is a patron of Thomley Hall, joined Mary at the Towersey pub for a coffee.

 

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