Stella’s birthday present aids charity

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An Elland woman has donated all of her birthday presents to charity.

Stella Haigh asked her family and friends to get her money to celebrate her 59th birthday.

But instead of splashing the cash herself, she has donated the money to the children’s Charity When You Wish Upon a Star.

Stella, who ran as a Lib Dem councillor for Elland in the local elections earlier this year, presented the charity with a cheque for £213.

She said: “I thought that at my age I didn’t really need anything so instead of people getting me presents I asked them to give me money I could donate to charity.

“I’ll be doing the same again at Christmas and for my 60th next year - when I’ll be asking more people than just family members to donate,” she added.