A GLASS of baileys at every night before before – that’s the secret to a long happy life according to a 101-year-old.
Joyce Wainwright celebrated her milestone birthday with her friends and family at a special party at Blossomfield Grange, on Worcester Way, where she lives.
The care home team decorated the lounge with balloons and banners, and the home’s talented head chef baked a special birthday cake for everyone to enjoy at a surprise afternoon tea party.
Joyce was born on August 7, 1921 in Horsforth, near Leeds.
After finishing school, Joyce worked as a British Red Cross nurse, before later joining the Royal Army Pay Corp, where she administered important financial matters for the British Army.
Known for great sense of humour and a passion for helping others, Joyce has raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK through coffee mornings and fundraising initiatives and remains active in a local lady’s luncheon club in Solihull.
Joyce has two sons, Ian and Geoff, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren – who regularly visit Joyce at Blossomfield Grange.
Anne Gaffney, general manager at Blossomfield Grange, said: “Joyce is a much-loved resident by everyone at Blossomfield Grange. It was fantastic to help her celebrate this incredible milestone with her family and friends with a surprise afternoon tea party, and to raise a glass to her fantastic milestone – cheers to Joyce.”