Joan-Mary Longcroft 90th Birthday
What do you do when you reach 90 years of age - Celebrate, of course and in style!
That is exactly what Joan-Mary Longcroft did on achieving her 90th. She is not only a present member of the Friends Committee of The HOPE Foundation but also set up the first committee, back in 2005.
When Joan-Mary asked the committee to organise her birthday, they accepted the challenge with pleasure, and Joan-Mary achieved her wish to make the celebration a fund raising event for The HOPE Foundation.
Family and friends were personally invited at the cost of $90 per person, the contributions going to The HOPE Foundation. It was a stylish party, held at Rannoch, the home of Sir James Wallace.
Not only did Dr Maree Todd speak on behalf of The HOPE Foundation, wishing Joan-Mary another successful year of free travel in space, around the sun, but Professor David Richmond, the founder of the HOPE Foundation, presented the toast.
The evening was completed with a musical performance and good food.
What better way to celebrate life in senior years, thinking of others and spreading love and goodness about. It was Joan- Mary’s desire that enough money be raised for one scholarship for one year. That goal was more than achieved. Well done Joan- Mary Longcroft!
You can also help by
- Spreading the word about what we do / share this newsletter
- Donating your time to the Friends Supporters to help with fundraising and committee work
- Encouraging your children and grandchildren to invest in their futures by donating time and money (a baby girl born today has a 1 in 3 chance of living to 100 , a boy 1 in 4 and is likely to be fitter and healthier–think about the implications of that)
- Consider a bequest