Celebrating the efforts of a special pair

MHRA-09-09-11 LUNCH SEP10 (1)'Heather Shilling, organised a special lunch, for Gladwyn & John Egan at St Andrews RFC.'Pictured is Heather with Gladwyn and John
MHRA-09-09-11 LUNCH SEP10 (1)'Heather Shilling, organised a special lunch, for Gladwyn & John Egan at St Andrews RFC.'Pictured is Heather with Gladwyn and John
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A CAWSTON woman who has been described as “one of life’s fighters” enjoyed a celebratory lunch in her honour on Friday.

Gladwyn Egan, 80, who has had both her legs amputated, was the star of the show at St Andrew’s Rugby Club.

Born with spina bifida, Gladwyn became a double amputee aged 14 but still managed to run a shop and guest house, and raise two children with husband John.

She is battling bowel cancer but insisted she take part in Rugby’s recent Race for Life event for Cancer Research UK.

Friend Heather Shilling, who organised the event complete with cake for more than 20 guests, said: “I wanted to start a movement on letting people know they are an inspiration.

“I’m privileged to know John and Gladwyn. Any time I’ve spent with them I’ve always felt better for it.”