Maggie marks 80th birthday with three-day party and microlight flight to raise £1,000 for Water Aid

Maggie Devine

Maggie Devine - Credit: Archant

A Fenland woman celebrated her 80th birthday with a three-day party and microlight flight – all in aid of charity.

Maggie's microlight flight

Maggie's microlight flight - Credit: Archant

Maggie Devine raised £1,000 for the charity Water Aid by holding the weekend-long celebration which featured live music, a raffle and an auction.

She said: “Over three days about 100 people came to the party in Sutton Gault – a lot of them even camped.

Family and friends enjoying Maggie Devine's 80th birthday party.

Family and friends enjoying Maggie Devine's 80th birthday party. - Credit: Archant

“We had four different live bands and other musicians come from all over the country.

“It was more of a mini festival with a birthday party thrown in.

Family and friends enjoying Maggie Devine's 80th birthday party.

Family and friends enjoying Maggie Devine's 80th birthday party. - Credit: Archant


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“The idea came from me and I was giving a flyover in a microlight with people throwing confetti when I came down. It was amazing.

“I chose to raise money for Water Aid because of all the earthquakes that have happened recently, to help those who have been affected.”

Family and friends enjoying Maggie Devine's 80th birthday party.

Family and friends enjoying Maggie Devine's 80th birthday party. - Credit: Archant

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For more information about Water Aid and the work the charity does visit www.wateraid.org/uk

King's Lynn band The Hobblers performed over the weekend.

King's Lynn band The Hobblers performed over the weekend. - Credit: Archant

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