Every week we take a wee sneak peak into the life of an instagran who shares snapshots of her active, busy and fun life.
Gran-of-two June Craig, 73, from Perth, has raised more than £100,000 for charity, was awarded a British Empire Medal for her amazing fundraising efforts and has taken tea with the Queen.
Here, she tells us about her life…
I’m so, so lucky
I have one daughter, Donna, who is married to Douglas, and two grandchildren, Eve, 13, and Jack, 11. Eve (pictured with me here) is at dance school through in Glasgow. She is a brilliant, beautiful dancer. I think she will take it to the next level. I love watching her.
Jack is very sporty, too – and in fact won a bronze medal at a judo competition in Aberdeen just last weekend.
I’m lucky to have such a lovely family around me.
Ways to say thanks
I started raising money for Cancer Research after I lost my husband Abbi. I nursed him for years and wanted to give something back for all the great care and treatment. I run events at the ex servicemen’s club and they are always well supported. I recently also finished events supporting the Air Ambulance and autistic children.
Party at the Palace
I was so surprised when I was told about my MBE. Unbeknownst to me, my friends Franka Doris, Betty McFarlane and Janette Speedy and my daughter Donna had been sending newspaper clippings of the work I had been doing. I had to keep it all secret at first. I attended a ceremony hosted by Brigadier Mel Jameson. It was a great day and my family were there with me. Franka and I were then invited to the Royal Garden Party for tea in Edinburgh where we saw the Queen.
I like to keep fit by walking: walking into town, round the North Inch in Perth, making sure I’m as active as I can be. I used to go to the gym and took classes with Donna. Then I got breast cancer, so I wasn’t able to go to the gym, and started walking. My daughter runs Body Pulse classes. We like to keep active as a family. My charity work keeps me busy, too. I work at least four days a week, running bingo teas and selling raffle tickets.
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