Kettering's Peggy celebrates 100th birthday in style


Monday, 21st June 2021, 10:13 am
Updated Monday, 21st June 2021, 10:16 am
Peggy celebrates her 100th birthday.
Peggy celebrates her 100th birthday.

A Kettering care home resident celebrated her 100th birthday with a special Zoom call and surprise supper.

Jean Fensome, known as Peggy, became a centenarian last Monday (June 14) and marked the occasion at Westhill Park care home in Chataway Drive, where she lives.

Celebrations began with a Zoom call with her family in Australia, who she has not seen all together in 49 years.

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She then enjoyed a visit from a close family friend and a trip out around the local countryside in the sunshine.

Westhill Park’s resident hairdresser also made an appearance give Peggy a fresh hair do and in the evening, Peggy was joined by staff and fellow friends for a surprise birthday supper where she enjoyed being waited on hand and foot.

Peggy said: “Thank you to you all, everyone who put in all this hard work and sent me presents and flowers to make my day so special.

"It was lovely to be able to speak to all of my family together on my birthday”.

Peggy said receiving a 100th birthday card from the Queen “is one of her proudest and [most] treasured moments”.