Maud celebrates with big donation

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A FORMER volunteer at the Brooklands Centre marked her 100th birthday with a £500 donation to the facility.

Maud Pugsley celebrated her milestone birthday on Saturday, April 28, surrounded by friends and family at her home in Newport Pagnell where she has lived for more than 60 years.

Mrs Pugsley moved to the town in 1951 from north London with husband Charles, whom she married in 1936. There, they raised five children – Brian, Alan, Sandra, Philip and Ken.

She now has 17 grand children, 29 great grand children and a great, great grandchild.

Maud’s hobbies were sewing, gardening, dancing and for many years was a member of Newport Pagnell Women’s Institute and Mothers’ Union.

She was a volunteer at the Brooklands Centre for many years, but now enjoys going there to enjoy the facilities herself.

She urged those at her party to donate to the Brooklands Centre and they did in style, raising £510.

Daughter Sandra said: “She always used to help people, and she is a great mum. Now though, I think she enjoys being waited on for once.

“I’m not sure what her secret to a long life is – maybe the odd glass of sherry!”