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Doris holding birthday card from HM Queen

Doris Morris, a resident at Dell Field Court care home in Barnet, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends and a card from the Queen.

Born in Bow, East London, Doris moved to Finchley at the tender age of three, where she has lived most of her life.

Doris spent time working in the rag trade during the war and went on to join the fire service, where she met her husband, Jim.

Mother to Margaret, Doris settled in well to life at Dell Field Court and enjoys the company of other residents as well as the familiar faces of team members. She finds this a welcome change from living alone at home and enjoys social aspects and activities hosted by the team at the care home.

A proud centenarian, Doris was surrounded by family, with grandchildren and great grandchildren sharing her special occasion, and was joined by fellow residents and employees at Dell Field Court for a party, which featured a special cake and champagne to mark the occasion.

Commenting on the event, Carol Pintus, activity coordinator at The Fremantle Trust, said:

It was such a privilege to be part of Doris’ 100th birthday celebrations. She is a lovely lady and always brings a smile. We wish her all the very best from the team her and hope she enjoyed her special party.