Evelyn’s birthday donation

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A KIND-hearted Upwell pensioner who did not want anything for her 90th birthday decided instead to help a charity.

Evelyn Swann asked family and friends for donations instead of gifts for her milestone birthday and was astounded when she discovered they had raised a massive £420.

“I’ve got so many ornaments, I didn’t want any more,” Evelyn said. “After all, they all need dusting,” she joked.

Evelyn decided to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance after hearing a talk at the Upwell Sisterhood, the group she attends fortnightly. Mary Dunn, from the Air Ambulance, received the cheque on Tuesday.

Pictured: Evelyn Swann presents the cheque to Mary Dunn. Also pictured, from left, Christine Garrod (daughter), Annette Nichols, Linda Wales (daughter) and Jenny Higgins (daughter). Photo: MFCP11AF03805