An appeal for birthday cards has been issued by a Huddersfield care home for a great grandmother who turns 100 next month.
Aden View Care Home, on Perseverance Street, Primrose Hill, is asking for support on behalf of resident Joyce Wilkinson, who celebrates her centenary on August 19.
The care home’s staff are aiming to surprise the soon-to-be centenarian, who was born in Slaithwaite in 1923, with as many birthday cards as possible.
The home’s activities co-ordinator Hayley Toyne posted the appeal on Facebook, when she wrote: “I have a lady who hasn’t much family in the area who will be turning 100 on August 19.
“I am putting a massive shout out for her to receive as many birthday cards as possible. I know I have many friends who will help make my lady’s birthday as special as she is.”
Joyce has lived in Huddersfield her entire life, in Slaithwaite and Crosland Moor, and attended Hopkinson’s Primary School with her brother Cyril.
She later worked as a mender at Mallinson Mill, which produced woollen and worsted cloth, before marrying husband of 59 years, Harry, who has since passed away.
The couple had one son, Michael, who has also died, and now have two grandchildren, James and Rebecca, and three great grandchildren Max, Finley and Billy.
Joyce moved to Aden View Care Home in July 2018, where she enjoys taking part in the activities including arts and crafts, singing and chair-based exercises.
The care home’s staff are planning on throwing her a party on her birthday, when they will surprise her with her cards and gifts.
Anyone who wishes to send Joyce a card for her 100th birthday can post to: Joyce, Aden View Care Home, Perseverance Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield, HD4 6AP.