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Former Red Cross Volunteer Celebrates 102nd Birthday At Llanidloes Care Home

A local care home has celebrated a remarkable milestone for one of its residents as she reached her 102nd birthday.

Nance Marion Griffiths, who was born and raised in Kidwelly, was joined by staff and residents for a tea party at Maes-Y-Wennol care home in Llanidloes on April 8.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, Ms Griffiths’ family were unable to join in on the fun, but they all sent their birthday wishes via phone calls and messages.

Mrs Griffiths, who was a volunteer for the Red Cross during World War Two, was also treated to cake and champagne to mark the momentous occasion.

Like care homes across the country, staff at Maes-Y-Wennol are working around the clock to keep residents safe, as well as doing what they can to keep up residents’ spirits.

Sandra Holt, manager at the Shaw healthcare-operated Maes-Y-Wennol, said: “Nance is such a wonderful character in our home who says the secret to a long life is feeling young – she often remarks that she is 21 at heart.

“We were delighted to be able to celebrate such a special birthday with her, especially during such a difficult time, and it was fantastic to see so many at Maes-Y-Wennol joining in the celebrations.”