MBE for Doris

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A BROUGHTY Ferry volunteer who has raised more than £300,000 for charity over the past 30 years has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List.

Doris Telfer, who gives up her own time to work in the Save the Children shop on Gray Street, has been given the accolade for her services to the charity.

But as well as working in the shop, she has been treasurer of the local Save the Children branch and has done everything to raise money from shaking tins outside supermarkets to organising large fund-raising events.

And her efforts have also been recognised by the Princess Royal with Mrs Telfer having the privilege of meeting her on six separate occasions at charity events.

She said: “I first got involved with Save the Children 30 years ago when I used to help out in the shop on a Saturday morning, once a month.

“And it just grew from there until now where I’m involved everyday.

“I also have lots of other ladies that help out in the shop, not just me so I don’t think I would have been able to get this award without their help too.

“I have been a member of the Dundee branch of Save the Children for around 25 years too and have met Princess Anne six times through them and she is really lovely.

“I really love helping out and raising money for the charity and I’m delighted to get this award.”