We would like to extend our great thanks to Dr Margaret Bradshaw, aged 90, from Eggleston, County Durham, who last month organised and led a fundraising quarter-marathon walk for people aged 55 and over which raised £484 for R.A.B.I.
The event along the Pennine Way was well attended with 40 walkers and two dozen volunteer helpers enjoying the good weather and great views.
This isn’t Dr Bradshaw’s first fundraising activity having previously completed the Great North Run four times in her eighties, also raising funds for charity.
Aside from keeping fit, Dr Bradshaw is a botanist who has dedicated over 50 years of her life to the study of plants of Upper Teesdale which has resulted in a doctorate from Durham University and an MBE for her conservation work.
R.A.B.I’s Head of Fundraising and Development said, “Margaret is firm proof that age is only a state of mind. She has been an absolute pleasure to deal with and the energy, conviction and organisational skills she’s shown to turn her idea into such a resounding success would be impressive in someone of any age. R.A.B.I is very grateful for the funds Margaret and her willing band of volunteers helped raise. We will put it to good use helping farming people in need in County Durham”
Photo courtesy of Teesdale Mercury