A 105-year-old volunteer from Salisbury has raised £1,500 for the NSPCC by hosting a garden party.

Anne Baker, who was supported by friends, family and NSPCC volunteers from the Salisbury Fundraising Committee, holds the event at her Wiltshire home every year and has been raising money for the children’s charity for over 50 years.

Last year, Anne was joined by Childline founder Dame Esther Rantzen for the day.

This year, guests, who were invited by Anne, enjoyed a coffee morning as well as a cake sale, a raffle and other activities last weekend.

Anne said: “I really enjoyed it and it was lovely that so many people came up to me to talk to me.

“I started fundraising around 50 years ago and I haven’t stopped since, it was a lovely day.

“We raised £1,500 for the NSPCC from just having a little coffee morning, which I think is rather wonderful.”

Anne’s eldest son David said: “I’m immensely proud of my mum, she organises the event so well and it was very successful.

“She is often asking family members if they have sorted things out for it, we all help her.

“I think around 150 people came and they were all personally invited by my mum.”

Fundraising is vital to the NSPCC because it funds 90 per cent of the work the charity carries out.

This includes the Schools Service, which delivers the Speak out Stay safe programme to children across the county.

The initiative aims to educate youngsters about different types of abuse in an age appropriate way as well as teaching them how they can identify, and talk to a trusted adult about anything that is worrying or concerning them.

In the first two terms of this academic year, the Schools Service reached over 13,500 pupils from 78 school visits in Wiltshire.

Community Fundraising Manager for Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Caroline Morgan said: “It was great to spend the day with Anne, she really is an amazing lady.

“Every year she organises a superb event, which has raised lots of money for the NSPCC over the years.

“She’s an inspiration and has showed plenty of dedication to helping us save children’s lives through fundraising.”

If you’re interested in fundraising for the NSPCC, then please contact Caroline Morgan on Caroline.Morgan@NSPCC.org.uk.