Mabel celebrates her 100th birthday with friends and family

Mabel celebrates her 100th birthday with friends and family

A FORMER factory worker has celebrated her 100th birthday with a party alongside friends and family at her care home in Chester-le-Street. Mabel Fenwick was born on 30th March 2018 and has lived in the north east all her life – moving to Pelton Grange Care Home in December 2016.

The home hosted a party on 29th March, with Durham County Council Cllr John Lethbridge delivering flowers to the centenarian.

Les Burnett, home manager at Pelton Grange Care Home, on Front Street, said: “Mabel is quite a character and always makes an impression on everyone she meets.

“She is loved by all at the care home and the staff, fellow residents, friends and family are thoroughly excited to celebrate her amazing milestone birthday.”

Care home celebrates 25 year anniversary

Care home celebrates 25 year anniversary

A Worcestershire care home is celebrating 25 years of delivering care to its residents this month.

St John’s care home, in Droitwich, marked the occasion with drinks, cake and musical entertainment from local singer, David Lawrence. Residents, their family members, and staff, past and present, were joined in the celebrations by special guests that included the Vice Chairman of Wychavon Council, Councillor Tony Rowley, the Mayor of Droitwich Spa, Councillor Shaun Best and Gina Dutton of Worcester University’s dementia studies unit.  

University of Bolton celebrates first non-commissioned nursing programme in England


The first nurses in England to complete self-funded studies celebrate as they approach graduation from the University of Bolton. The non-commissioned pre-registration course was developed in addition to Health Education England’s commissioned students and ensures local talent ‘stays local’, supporting nearby healthcare initiatives.


Eleven student nurses, who this week are approaching the end of their three-year self-funded studies, are celebrating their achievements at the University of Bolton before graduating and taking their places in hospitals across the North West later this year.


#thankanurse: Celebrating International Nurses’ Day

In celebration of International Nurses’ Day, the RCN is calling on patients and their families to say thank you to the nurses who have touched their lives. The annual event on 12 May, the birthday of nursing legend Florence Nightingale, celebrates the amazing efforts of nursing staff in the UK and around the world. The RCN’s theme for 2016, the College’s centenary year, is #thankanurse, which encourages patients and their families to thank the nurses who have cared for them. It also gives health care staff the chance to thank their nursing colleagues for their support.