A FUNDRAISING champion was not far from people’s thoughts as she celebrated her 98th birthday, even though she was forced to self-isolate.Dorothy Dawson is one of the key members of the Mossley Cancer Committee – in fact, she believes she is the only surviving founder.
However, while she often has a house full of people whenever she hosts events at her Carrbrook home, this time around she was alone.
But fellow members and well wishers made sure her big day was not spent in total isolation.
Valerie Lee, of the Cancer Committee, did pop round to give Dorothy a cake on her birthday, socially distance of course.
And she revealed she is in good spirits, saying: “Dorothy was on the phone almost all day and received more than 70 cards.
“She is fine and doing really well in almost isolation. I go to her house once a week for a quick visit but her phone never stops ringing. She is very fortunate.”Dorothy previously told The Correspondent she is determined to keep on going until long after she has received her telegram from the Queen for her 100th birthday.
She said: “There’s no way I’ll ever give in.
“I might even do one on my 100th birthday. I think I’m the only surviving founding member.”