Centenary celebration for Kitty

Kitty Toole celbrates her 100th birthday at Kirk Hallams ladywood care home. Care staff Sarah Morgan and Louise Redgate with kitty.
Kitty Toole celbrates her 100th birthday at Kirk Hallams ladywood care home. Care staff Sarah Morgan and Louise Redgate with kitty.

Friends, family, staff and fellow residents at a Kirk Hallam care home helped Kitty Toole celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday.

Kitty, who was christened Kate, was presented with balloons, cards, flowers and presents to mark her milestone birthday.

Kitty’s daughter, Christine Harris, said: “It was a wonderful party, the home did a fantastic job.

“They had organised entertainment, two lovely cakes, all the food.

“All of the family came along and mum really enjoyed it.”

Kitty, who was abaker and then went on to work in hosiery factory offices around the area, was born in Nottingham.

She married in 1940 but has been a widow since she was 54.

An extra treat will come later this week when her granddaughter from Canada who has flown in as a surprise pays a visit.

Deputy manager, Celia Smith, said: “The residents all had a great time and everyone really enjoyed themselves, especially Kitty.

“She received loads of cards, balloons and flowers.”