104 year old Salisbury woman NSPCC's oldest volunteer!

Esther Rantzen & Anne Baker 1

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 5:48am 3rd July 2018.

Anne Baker welcomes Dame Esther Rantzen to her home in Harnham for annual garden party.

A 104 year old Salisbury woman has been described by a children's charity as "a true inspiration."

Anne Baker has been volunteering with the NSPCC since 1965 and has been hosting events at her home in Harnham every year since 2004.

Anne still handwrites invites to each of her guests.

At this year's garden party on Saturday (30th June) the founder and President of Childline, and NSPCC trustee, Dame  Esther Rantzen was guest of honour.

Esther Rantzen Anne Baker
President of Salisbury NSPCC Fundraising District Mary Morrison with Esther Rantzen, Anne and her son Peter.

Community Fundraising Manager for the area Caroline Morgan said:

"Anne is a true inspiration and much loved by us all. It is the support of volunteers like her and the Salisbury committee that allow the NSPCC to carry out such vital work in the area to end child abuse."

Anne recently received an award thanking her for her dedication to the NSPCC for more than 50 years.

The award was presented by President of Salisbury Fundraising Branch and Lady in Waiting to the Queen, Honourable Dame Mary Morrison, who also attended the garden party.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the NSPCC or holding a fundraising event can contact Caroline on caroline.morgan@nspcc.org.uk

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