Ella’s birthday collection

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A CARNOUSTIE lady shunned presents on her 80th birthday last week and instead raised over £250 for charity.

Ella Smith held her 80th birthday party in the Station Hotel last Friday night, where people made donations instead of giving presents.

And a grand total of £266.30 was raised for the National Association of Crohns and Colitis.

Ella decided to donated the cash to the charity as family member Craig Laird is a sufferer of Crohns disease.