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Hairdresser marks 70th birthday with 70 mile charity challenge

Radstock hairdresser Jean Meredith has celebrated her 70th birthday in style by starting a challenge that will see her running a mile for every year of her life.

Jean, who has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charities and good causes over the past 30 years by running countless marathons across the globe, began on Saturday (January 30)as she ran Somerset’s Strawberry Line route from Cheddar.

The grandmother will be raising money for the Royal United Hospital and Air Ambulance and will be collecting donations at her salon for anyone wishing to support her.

Jean has dedicated her life to raising money for charities and was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year Honours list in 2012.

Last year she was crowned Radstock Town Council’s ‘Making a difference’ champion when she was awarded for her tireless fundraising.

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