Solihull campaigner celebrates milestone birthday - The Solihull Observer

Solihull campaigner celebrates milestone birthday

Solihull Editorial 28th Aug, 2022   0

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.”

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