The 20th Oldie of the Year Awards were held this month and praised the work, achievement and efforts of a number of inspirational older people. Just as stair lifts have made a huge difference to daily life for many, the people who have been nominated have made a remarkable impact on the world around them.
The Oldie of the Year Awards (TOOTY) were presented by Sir Terry Wogan this year and, much like the style of the magazine The Oldie, was a ceremony filled with amusing and insightful moments. Previous winners have included Sir David Attenborough, Joanna Lumley and Kenneth Clarke, and this year’s selection of winners was just as impressive.
Lord Michael Heseltine, 79, was named golden oldie of the year for his continued hard work in politics, marathon runner Fauja Singh, 101, was awarded the ‘Snap Left in Celery award’ for his famed running and Nicholas Crace, 84, was named ‘Donor of the Year’ for being the oldest living kidney donor, amongst other inspirational winners.
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