May Race and Brenda Page

Sisters May Race and Brenda Page

The #nomakeupselfie hashtag has been winding down after last week's flurry of excitement. While there are fewer photos of our fresh-faced friends filling our Facebook feeds, the best no makeup selfie of them all has definitely been saved until last.

Step forward two sisters who have become the oldest Britons to tweet a no makeup selfie for charity. Great grandmothers May Race, 93, and Brenda Page, 81 (whose combined age is a very impressive 174), have also done their bit to help raise awareness of breast cancer with their joint no makeup selfie. And they look wonderful.

'We’d never heard of a selfie before but it was all a lot of fun. I have certainly never taken one before. We’re not well up with those things, you see,' said Brenda.

May added: 'We’re both a bit old to do things like Race for Life, so we thought doing our own selfie was a way to make a contribution as well as having a bit of a laugh.'

Since it sprung from nowhere and made waves through social media, the no makeup selfie trend has raised a whopping £8 million for Cancer Research UK.

Brenda and May's granddaughter, Jemma Greef, helped them post the snap on Twitter.

'Nan is still recovering from a stroke and fall last year and she found it difficult to hold the camera herself, so mum held it while Brenda pressed the button. They were giggling so much we had to have four attempts!' Gemma told The Mirror.

'Nan and great auntie Brenda have always supported Cancer Research UK because they lost their sister, Ann, to stomach cancer.'

'It’s a cause that’s close to our hearts so we thought we’d have a laugh and go for it,' said May.

By Olivia Marks

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