Two volunteers who have dedicated a combined total of 100 years have been rewarded for their service.

Bridport British Red Cross team volunteers, Carol Chapman and Majorie Lathey, have been thanked after donating 30 and 70 years respectively.

Both were presented with a certificate and some flowers for their time working for the charity, with Marjorie receiving hers from former chief constable of Dorset and now Red Cross president Jane Stitchbury.

Majorie has been involved with the charity since the age of 16, when she used to do the collecting on flag week, and age the age of 86 (87 in October), still manages to keep busy and involved with the charity.

She received her award at a surprise party at West Milton Mill, where British Red Cross members and family gathered for the event.

Phil Lathey, Majorie's son, told the Bridport News: "She was shocked. It was planned behind closed doors, and she was told to attend a garden part.

"I was informed what was happening and arranged for her family to come down to West Milton Mill."

Carol, aged 76, joined the British Red Cross in 1987, and her roles have included volunteering with the library services at both Port Bredy and Bridport Hospitals, which was transferred to the Mobility Aids Centre in Bridport.

She was awarded her certificate, badge and flowers at an event at the Market House by Fiona Pearson, independent living service manager at the British Red Cross, where members of the Bridport team surprised her.

On presenting the award, Fiona said: "Carol was very surprised, but it was a happy surprise."

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