Twins Leslie Turner and Celia Short decided to enjoy a landmark 70th birthday with family and friends and have raised £410 for the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.
The duo held a birthday party at Haverhill Golf Club on Saturday and invited people to make donations to the volunteer emergency service.
They were born on May 21 at The Endway, Steeple Bumpstead. Celia worked in Haverhill schools as she brought up her three sons and also worked at Boots in the town.
Leslie worked as a butcher for 37 years at a pork producing plant at Little Wratting. He now works part-time at Haverhill Golf Club, looking after the greens there.
The twins both still live in the town and keep in regular contact.
Celia said: “We thought rather than receiving the usual presents it would be nice to do something like this instead. We know one of the local SARS volunteer doctors and our bowls club has regularly raised money for the charity over the years.
Celia keeps busy looking after her four grandchildren and plays bowls at Withersfield.
Leslie, of Castle Walk, who has two sons and three grandchildren, said: “We’d like to thank all the people who came to our party and donated to the charity.
Ben Hall, SARS fund-raising manager, said: “It was a very generous gesture by Celia and Leslie and it’s wonderful that they have used this special family occasion to help raise money for SARS.
“We’d like to thank all their friends who made donations and the money raised will help us buy vital new medical equipment for our volunteer doctors and paramedics.”