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Inspired by Captain Tom Moore

Credit: Steve Allen in Manchester Evening Post

A 99-year-old great grandma is walking 100 lengths of her driveway before her 100th birthday next week to raise money for an NHS charity.

Win Page says she’s been inspired by Captain Tom Moore – the 99-year-old army veteran who has now raised more than £25m for NHS Charities Together by completing 100 laps of his garden.

Following in his footsteps Mrs Page, of Middleton, plans to do 10 lengths of her drive every day until her 100th birthday on April 28. She’s already raised more than £3,500 for the North West Ambulance Service charity.

She said: “Captain Tom has been such an inspiration. “He’s actually two days younger than me, so I thought if he can do it so can I.  “The NHS has been so good to me all my life and I wanted to give something back.

Mrs Page, who ran a bakery alongside her late husband in their hometown of Middleton all her working life, was going to have a big birthday party with family and friends before the coronavirus lockdown scuppered her plans. But she says taking part in the charity challenge has helped her stay connected with her loved ones and make up for the disappointment.  Mrs Page said: “I was very disappointed to not have a birthday party. “My family is scattered all over the country and we were all going to come together for it.  “But this has made up for it.   “I feel really connected with everyone.”                                                            (Source:  Manchester Evening News)