Party pair ban gifts for cash

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

OCTAGENARIANS Mar­garet and Alan Chan­dler marked their 80th birth­days by rais­ing money for char­ity.

The cou­ple from Hinck­ley held a joint birth­day cel­e­bra­tion for fam­ily and close friends at their lo­cal pub, The Flint­lock on Ros­ton Drive.

Presents were banned but the pair, who have been mar­ried for 58 years, in­vited guests to make do­na­tions to their cho­sen cause in­stead.

More than £200 was col­lected for the Der­byshire, Le­ices­ter­shire and Rut­land Air Am­bu­lance ser­vice, with con­tri­bu­tions con­tin­u­ing af­ter the big day.

A pre­sen­ta­tion cheque for the amount was handed over to char­ity rep­re­se­n­a­tives Anne Fisher and Connor Francis.

The cou­ple have thanked ev­ery­one who con­trib­uted and who helped to make their big day so spe­cial.

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