Wellingborough man celebrates 100th birthday

Ratilal Tailor received a card from the Queen

Thursday, 28th May 2020, 4:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th May 2020, 4:08 pm
Mr Tailor celebrated his 100th birthday today

A Wellingborough resident has celebrated his 100th birthday today (Thursday, May 28) with a socially distanced garden party and a card from the Queen.

Ratilal Tailor marked his 100th birthday with a socially distanced celebration in the garden of his sheltered living, Gharana Nivas in Wellingborough.

While he was celebrating with his family he was delivered a birthday card from the Queen by Royal Mail.

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Asha-Deep, a community support service to help the Asian community through Covid-19 said Mr Tailor was very pleased to receive the special birthday wishes from the Queen.

Pratima Dattani from Support Northamptonshire's Asha-Deep project, said: "Even during these difficult days of Covid-19, I am pleased to have witnessed a member of the Asian community turning 100-years-old.

"He is active and well and we can all learn from this generation how to live our lives."

Asha-Deep is part of Support Northamptonshire and has been delivering Indian and vegetarian meals to older, disabled and ill people in need.

There is also a wellbeing call service for those isolated and a welfare benefit system to support those in financial need. The service is also offering easy to understand coronavirus advice and guidance.

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