Ida (90) raises £1,000 for motor neurone charity

90-year-old woman Ida Annable from Selston raised over �1,000 on her birthday for a motor neurone charity after organising an awareness day at her home, pictured here with Gail Turner, helping her pick the raffle winners from the day.
90-year-old woman Ida Annable from Selston raised over �1,000 on her birthday for a motor neurone charity after organising an awareness day at her home, pictured here with Gail Turner, helping her pick the raffle winners from the day.

A determined 90-year-old helped pull in more than £1,000 after organising a charity day at her home.

Ida Annable, of Mansfield Road, Selston, pulled the event together and even welcomed local councillor, Gail Turner along.

It was to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), because her son in the advance stages of the deadly illness.

Her other son Robert said: “I’m absolutely astonished and amazed that she did this at her age.

“There were about 100 people turn up and that was on a day when the weather was awful.

“She had some help from friends but it was her idea, and it was amazing amount of effort.

“Her birthday was a few days before and didn’t want presents, she only wanted money for MNDA.”