Amazing Marian Dean has donated more than £500 to Derian House after she asked for her friends and family to give money, instead of presents, for her 100th birthday in January.
Marian, from Hindley Green, celebrated with more than 70 guests at the Masonic Hall in Leigh and popped in to Derian House last week to hand over the great amount she had received to mark her milestone birthday. One of the highlights of her big day was receiving a birthday greeting from the Queen.
It was a privilege for us here at Derian to sit down with tea and biscuits to chat to Marian and hear her fascinating stories of yesteryear – and she got to meet the youngster visitor to Derian that day, little Amelia, who is three, as well as our Chief Executive Georgina Cox.
Marian puts her longevity down to ‘hard work’ after spending most of her career in the retail industry and enjoys spending time with her family, including two great-grandchildren.
If you would like to donate to Derian instead of receiving presents for a landmark birthday or anniversary, we can help you out. Just call our fundraising team on 01257 271271 …