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Senior exercise group throws surprise party for founding member
A PENSIONER with a penchant for badminton entered his ninth decade with a surprise party from the exercise group he founded.
Ron Shotton, from High Etherley, celebrated his 80th birthday with fellow members of the Physically Active for Life Seniors (PALS) group, who organised the event for him.
Members, who are all aged 50 and above, meet at the Spectrum Leisure Centre, in Willington,on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, to take part in physical activities for seniors.
Grandfather-of-two Mr Shotton is one of the group’s founding members and attributes his good health to regular games of badminton and walking.
A PALS spokesman said: “Ron is a very popular member of the Spectrum PALS and he is often seen keeping much younger members on their toes with his badminton skills.”
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