SHE’S braved the elements to sell homemade cakes and jams for 15 years.

Now 87-year-old Doreen Hosey MBE is celebrating the landmark achievement of raising more than £100,000 for a Oakhaven Hospice, near Lymington.

The hospice described Mrs Hosey as “probably our most remarkable individual fundraiser ever”.

Despite reaching the six-figure sum she has no intention of stopping anytime soon.

Mrs Hosey, who sells her products at Fawley Square, told the Daily Echo: “To be honest, I never thought I’d reach the £100,000. When I started off, I think I made just over £1,000 but then I decided I wanted to raise more and more.

“It just kept going. Because I promised to raise money for the hospice, it spurred me on to keep baking and fundraising.

“It gives me a lot of pleasure and as long as my health continues, I will.”

As well as cakes, Mrs Hosey was renowned for selling her own chutneys and marmalades, as well as bric-a-brac.

A spokesperson for Oakhaven said Mrs Hosey’s “enthusiasm for fundraising for us has been amazing”.

They added: “When she set out on this project all those years ago she had no idea that it would end with a total like this but once it was in sight there was no stopping her – she was always going to hit the six-figure mark.

“Oakhaven would like to thank her for her dedication; her fundraising efforts have helped us to support those in the New Forest and Waterside areas who have received a palliative diagnosis, through our range of specialist services.

“We have appreciated her continuing efforts over the years, she is a truly remarkable lady.”

Fawley resident Mrs Hosey first started baking cakes for charity 22 years ago. The first charity she supported was the diabetic department at Southampton General Hospital, after her son was diagnosed with the condition.

In seven years, she managed to generate more than £32,000 for the organisation before turning her attention to Oakhaven, which had cared for one of her friends.

Along with her husband Arthur, Mrs Hosey and a team of other volunteer helpers,t started selling the goods outside Fawley Post Office - regardless of the weather.

As Mr and Mrs Hosey didn’t have a car, they would transport their stock by wheelbarrow to the town centre - something she continues to do to this day.

Following a nomination in 2010 by Fawley Parish Council, Mrs Hosey was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List.

She was also the winner of the council’s Chairman’s Cup. contribution to the parish.

Cllr Alan Alvey, chairman of parish council, said: “Her cheerful disposition and dedication brings everyone together either by donating to, helping with or buying from the sales she holds in the village.”

He added: “A resident, who shall remain nameless, has said: ‘It is amazing that one person can make such a difference, Fawley village centre would not be the same without Doreen – a good slogan would be Fawley in Action with Doreen Hosey”’.

Having reached the £100K mark for the hospice Mrs Hosey will now start fundraising for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Her next sale will be in Fawley Square on June 9, from 9.30am.