A resident at Cherry Garth care home in Holmer Green has celebrated their 100th birthday.
On Monday 9th September 2019 Eileen Leighton celebrated turning 100 alongside family and fellow residents.
Eileen was born in Wandsworth and later lived in both Ealing and Hillingdon.
Her family joined her to mark her milestone birthday and raise a toast to her. When asked about the secret to a long and happy life, Eileen said that her parents taught her to be polite, to be kind to others and treat them well. Eileen also maintains that being active and having a sense of humour is important in life.
When she and her husband Sydney were courting they bought a tandem bicycle. Her interest in cycling hasn’t waned as she was very recently involved in launching The Road Worlds for Seniors Championship – a ‘virtual’ cycling event to celebrate the importance of active, healthy living.
Kelly Hartley, manager of Cherry Garth, said: ‘Eileen is a much loved resident here at Cherry Garth and has a lot of friends. We were thrilled to help her celebrate becoming a centenarian, and wish her many happy returns!‘
*Source of article : Press release from The Fremantle Trust.