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Pride of Britain winner and daring fundraiser dies at 87.

Byline: LOUISE SASSOON

A PRIDE of Britain winner and heroic charity fundraiser has died aged 87.

Flo Essex and her husband of 70 years, Jim, took on daredevil stunts to raise cash for good causes. Flo passed away at a hospice yesterday morning.

Glen Tavener, a long-time friend of the couple, said of Jim: "He is missing her greatly".

Flo and Jim together raised more than PS160,000 for Yeovil District Hospital over several decades by taking on challenges such as walking through fire and abseiling off buildings.

The couple, from Yeovil, Somerset, were crowned Fundraiser Of the Year at our 2012 awards. In 2006, they were given MBEs. That year, Flo said of her fundraising work: "We don't do it for recognition. We do it to make the lives of sick people that bit better."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 6, 2017
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