Newcastle Care Home Resident Has Blast From The Past On 103rd Birthday

Doris-WoodA resident at Moorfield House Care Home, in Gosforth had a trip down memory lane to celebrate her 103rd birthday.

Doris Wood, who is a resident at the Akari Care owned home, was an ambulance driver during World War Two and the celebrations saw a K2 Ambulance, the type Doris drove during the war, arrive at the home to surprise her.

A card from the Queen was also presented to Doris by a Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Barry Speker OBEfor Tyne & Wear.

After the formalities, the 103-year-old along with residents, family and friends were treated to a post-war style street party with bunting and decorations and a buffet lunch for the guests. Also in keeping with the nostalgia, was a piper who provided musical entertainment for the guests.

Doris was also presented with a cake in the shape of the K2 ambulance which, until recently, was based in Belgium.

Daniel Shutt, Manager of Moorfield House, said: “Being able to celebrate this remarkable birthday with Doris was brilliant for all the staff and residents. She is an integral part of the community at Moorfield House, so to be able to give her the party she deserves was the least we could do.

“The fact that we managed to get a K2 Ambulance at her big day was brilliant and hopefully the young people who attended the party learnt a lot about the role Doris played during World War Two.”