VIDEO: Sheffield charity stalwart puts in 50 years

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Dorothy Gilbert is no stranger to charity.

The Sheffielder has spent the past 50 years of her life volunteering for the NSPCC in Sheffield, working to raise tens of thousands of pounds.

Dorothy volunteer for NSPCC

Dorothy volunteer for NSPCC

Dorothy, now in her 60s, said: “I took part in my first NSPCC event aged 17, but it was as a young mum that I really got involved.”

As well as being part of her local Chapeltown fundraising branch for the past four decades, Dorothy is a member of a central NSPCC taskforce that meets in London four times a year to discuss ideas.

She said: “Fundraising isn’t easy, but without it work couldn’t go on. And the work the NSPCC does is so vital, particularly the Schools Service, which is working to reach every child in the region in primary school.

“This will have such a big impact on the future lives of all children in this area.”

Dorothy was also a driving force behind The Star’s Full Stop Appeal back in 2002.

Back then the people of Sheffield raised a whopping £250,000 to open the NSPCC Sheffield centre in George Street in the city centre.

Dorothy said: “We’re asking the people of Sheffield to do their part again. I’ve no doubt they’ll get behind us for Go Green day on November 20 and make us proud – they always do.”