A 99-YEAR-OLD fundraiser is on target to celebrate her century with a fundraising floral flourish.

Olive Minors, who is due to turn 100 in September, has shown no signs of her kindness slowing down.

After being involved with Backford-based charity, the Hospice Of The Good Shepherd, for over 35 years, Olive has been fundraising even before the hospice was built and has been a strong supporter ever since.

For her birthday, with the support of Marks & Spencer, Olive has pledged to make 100 floral arrangements for patients of the hospice and their families, to bring them a little colour and joy.

Mrs Minors has already began making her creations and is hoping to have them all finished by the time she turns 100 later this year. All flowers have been kindly donated by Marks & Spencer.

Olive Minors was born September 30, 1920 and is fast approaching her centenary celebrations.

Olive has been a stalwart of community support for many years and in her time, has been chairwoman of Chester Guide Dogs for the Blind and vice president of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

She has also played key roles in Chester Flower Club and the Mollington Backford Hospice Support Group.

In 2012, in the New Year Honours, Olive was made an MBE for her tireless support of her local community.

Olive is known for her love and passion of not only the hospice, but gardening and arrangements too. Up until recently she was an active volunteer in arranging the flowers in the hospice.

Before this, she chaired the Mollington Support Group and has been a prolific fundraising volunteer.

Though no longer a volunteer at the hospice, Olive’s kind spirit has not wavered as she still plans on supporting the charity any way she can.

On making the floral arrangements, Olive said: “I am making them because I can, and I care about the Hospice very much.

“I have volunteered for the Hospice since it opened in 1989, and I know how hard it is to raise the money, and the difficult times that not only the patients go through but their families as well.”

Samantha Eastwood​, community and events fundraiser at the hospice, added: “We are so proud of Olive and totally in awe of her selflessness.

"She has supported us for so many years and continues to do so from the goodness of her heart. We hope that her arrangements bring our patients as much joy, as they have done for us.”

A JustGiving page has been set up in honour of Olive’s generous pledge to create 100 arrangements by her 100th birthday.

So far, over £1,700 has been raised but there is still a portion of the £2,000 target left to be raised by September.

Donate by visiting the JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/olive-minors.

To find out more about Cheshire-based charity, the Hospice Of The Good Shepherd, and support them with your own fundraising initiatives on their website, visit https://hospiceofthegoodshepherd.com/.