Rotherham pensioner raises thousands for charity

The sterling work of a 71-year-old woman in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham has been praised by the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield, for whom she has spent the last six years raising money.fundrasing money

Brenda Thompson, who hails from the village of Carlton-in-Lindrick, has been running a market stall every week without fail throughout this time, and earned £6,667 on behalf of the charity in 2012 alone.

The value of the work Brenda has been doing cannot be disputed, and this was reinforced by the acting chief of Bluebell Wood, Heidi Megaughin, who said of Thompson that she has the ‘kindest heart’ and that her efforts are ‘so gratifying’.

While many older people are reliant on products like rise and recline chairs to make day to day tasks easier, there seems to be no sign of Brenda slowing down from her fundraising activities, which she has vowed to continue.

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