Wellingborough good friend and neighbour Laura, treated for her birthday

Party Time: (l-r) Christine Hyde, Peter H, Gary Boddington, (niece) Suzanne Sylvester, Elaine Hess, (niece) Trevor Bowditch, Walter Dunkley (brother)

Party Time: (l-r) Christine Hyde, Peter H, Gary Boddington, (niece) Suzanne Sylvester, Elaine Hess, (niece) Trevor Bowditch, Walter Dunkley (brother)

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An elderly neighbour, with a heart of gold, who goes the extra mile to help others has been treated to a surprise party in her honour.

Wellingborough Homes colleagues and customers came together to organise a surprise 95th birthday party for a community-minded neighbour.

Following a family bereavement in July, tenants, friends and Wellingborough Homes staff, rallied round to give Laura Osborne a surprise do.

More than 30 people attended the event held at Hollowell Court to celebrate Laura’s birthday and say thank you for the help the 95-year-old gives.

Laura said: “I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never sworn in my life before, but it was such a surprise. It’s been a difficult time recently, and I’m so grateful to everyone. I am a lucky lady to be so loved. Life is too short not to be kind and I really enjoy helping others. I never expected such a thank you.