Stamford fundraiser Marjorie has a happy 100th birthday

Marjorie Gant celebrates her 100th birthday with family at The George Hotel. From left, great granddaughter Zoe Edwards, son Chris Gant, Marjorie Gant and granddaughter Sasha Edwards. Photo: Steve Marsh EMN-140616-112826001
Marjorie Gant celebrates her 100th birthday with family at The George Hotel. From left, great granddaughter Zoe Edwards, son Chris Gant, Marjorie Gant and granddaughter Sasha Edwards. Photo: Steve Marsh EMN-140616-112826001

A woman celebrated her 100th birthday in style as she was treated to a meal at The George Hotel in Stamford by her family.

Marjorie Gant reached her century on June 13 and enjoyed a party with more than 30 friends and family.

Marjorie, of Chapel Court, Stamford, is currently resident in Stamford Hospital’s John Van Geest ward but was well enough to be released for her big day.

She was an active member of Stamford U3A history group and was regularly seen in the town centre on her mobility scooter until recently. She is a keen supporter of the Evergreen Care Trust, as well as a user of their services.

She is probably best known for the thousands of pounds she raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind through exhibiting her large collection of dolls.

Hospital staff also celebrated Marjorie’s big day with her.