100th Birthday

Marjorie was celebrating her 100th birthday alone as she had no immediate family but a group of strangers decided to throw her a big surprise party instead


We Make Good Happen stepped in when they saw that Marjorie would be spending her 100th birthday alone. They decided to adopt her at their official ‘Nan’ and throw a big celebration in her honour. The celebration was a total surprise to Marjorie and her friends.

The party was arranged with Nurse Manager Bridget Pickin, the Eleanor Hodson House Nursing home and We Make Good Happen. Every aspect of the party was donated from decorations, cake and gifts to performers.

The manager of the nurses at the facility, Bridget Pickin wrote a post to thank ‘We Make Good Happen’,

“What transpired was a fantastically uplifting afternoon of music poems children playing and a lovely party to follow. We all enjoyed the lovely food and cakes you brought along and will be talking about our afternoon for a long time to come. We are very proud of our home and as the manager I am so lucky to work with such a dedicated team of staff. Your lovely gesture to adopt Marjorie as your honorary granny was so heartwarming”

Marjorie was very happy with the day and getting to celebrate such a big birthday with so many wonderful people.

“I will never know how a group of strangers could be so kind, I will remember this moment for a very long time.”

Now that the celebration is over, followers of the ‘We Make Good Happen’ group have pledged to visit their adopted Nan and her friends on a regular basis. Each taking it in turns to go to the home to visit the ladies.

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Sources: We Make Good Happen / Metro 

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