Care home celebrates 101st birthday of popular resident

PUBLISHED: 15:40 04 December 2008 | UPDATED: 14:44 09 April 2010

MAYOR Joy Whipps was joined by town crier Garth Gibson at the Manor Lodge Care Home last week, to celebrate Eve Pannell s 101st birthday.

MAYOR Joy Whipps was joined by town crier Garth Gibson at the Manor Lodge Care Home last week, to celebrate Eve Pannell's 101st birthday.

More than 20 residents and family, including her daughter Jean, joined in the festivities for Eve, who has lived in Exmouth all her life and worked as a dinner lady before she retired.

Eve has been at the care home for seven years, and is very popular, and was presented with flowers.

Care home manager Diane Summer said: "She is a very nice lady, very chatty. We had a birthday cake, sherry and even champagne!"

Cllr Whipps was also on hand to congratulate Diane and her team for successfully achieving Registered Manager status with the Commission for Social Care.

She awarded the certificate to Diane and the home will now be able to offer a wider range of services.

And in what has been a busy time for Manor Lodge more than 100 people turned out to their annual garden party, opened by deputy mayor Darryl Nicholas.

A cheque for £800 was presented to Hospiscare, raised at the garden party and a series fundraisers and coffee mornings during the year - each year residents chose which charity should benefit.

The garden party saw stalls, bric-a-brac, and a raffle, live music, refreshments a tombola and local artist Adrian Oaks who sold paintings and donated the proceeds to the charity.


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