Daredevil pensioner in quick lane to ticking off bucket listing

No slowing down for 91-year-old Margaret who proves you’re by no means too outdated to observe your desires

AN INSPIRING pensioner saddled up and led a sponsored motorcycle trip round her hometown on the weekend, crossing an enormous merchandise off her bucket listing.

91-year-old Margaret Sneddon, a resident at Bield’s Crosshill Gardens growth, fulfilled a lifelong dream of driving on the again of a motorbike trike round Port Glasgow to lift cash for an area charity.

Margaret beforehand labored as a house assist carer earlier than retiring because of sick well being however hasn’t let that gradual her down.

The sponsored occasion raised cash for native charity, Youngsters in Poverty Inverclyde, which goals to assist kids within the space whose households face each day challenges because of poverty, well being, equality and participation.

The charity has beforehand introduced Margaret with an award in recognition of her continued help and dedication.

Margaret mentioned: “I wished to help this charity by serving to to lift funds for the superb work they do and likewise tick one thing off my bucket listing, so I assumed why not mix the 2?”

“As a baby, I might journey on a bus up and down the city’s Clune Brae. I all the time dreamt of how good it will really feel to be doing this route on the again of a motorcycle with the wind blowing in my hair.”

“Youngsters in Poverty Inverclyde is an excellent charity, and I’m very happy to have the ability to help them and lift a bit of cash to assist them do their work.”

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Margaret is a robust believer that your age shouldn’t maintain you again from reaching your targets; she gained her black belt in Taekwondo on the age of 66.

She added: “Take it from me, you’re by no means too outdated to tick issues off your bucket listing.”

Myra Higgins, Improvement Supervisor at Bield’s Crosshill Gardens, mentioned: “We’re all simply in awe of Margaret. Everybody on the growth was cheering her on and it’s superb she continues to be crossing issues off her bucket listing at 91.

“Not many individuals had been stunned at her doing this problem although as she is understood for being a little bit of a daredevil.”

“I feel it’s implausible that, whilst she is getting older, she continues to be pondering of how she can assist different folks.”

Beild housing, Crosshill Gardens resident Margaret Sneddon as she ticks a lifelong dream off her bucket listing of driving a motorcycle across the city of Port Glasgow whereas elevating cash for charity. Margaret is 91 years outdated and can trip as a passenger on a motorcycle trike as a part of a sponsored bike trip procession across the city. Margaret has been sponsored for every mile she travels and can be giving the cash raised to the charity ‘Youngsters in Poverty Inverclyde’.

Bield is a registered charity devoted to offering versatile housing options and help for older folks. Bield Housing and Care has 180 developments throughout Scotland, offering unbiased residing for these aged 50+.

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