Birthday boost for lifeboats

90th Birthday: Deputy Mayor of Broxtowe Stan Hepinstall with Birthday Girl Ivy Harvey, Mayors Consort Hillary Brian and Brenda England.
90th Birthday: Deputy Mayor of Broxtowe Stan Hepinstall with Birthday Girl Ivy Harvey, Mayors Consort Hillary Brian and Brenda England.

Ivy Harvey has marked her 90th birthday by presenting a gift to charity.

The birthday girl, who lives at Hopkins Court in Eastwood, asked for donations instead of presents.

She then went to the Isle of Wight to personally present the Royal National Lifeboat Association with a cheque for £600.

“It was out of this world,” she said.

“They were showing me different exercises out on a boat. A helicopter came and winched people out.”

Ivy was also treated to a party at Eastwood Town Football Club, and was presented with a bouquet of flowers by both the Broxtowe Deputy Mayor.