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An eleven year old boy has raised £300 for residents at Harry Priestley House in Thorne, Doncaster, by having his long hair cut off. Blake Burnand, who lives in Thorne, decided to brave the hairdresser’s chair for the first time ever before starting at high school in September. He came up with the idea himself to have his haircut sponsored to raise money for Harry Priestley House, which provides residential care for adults with learning disabilities.
A resident at Lord Harris Court, in Wokingham, who worked for M15 during World War II, has celebrated her 100th birthday. Peggy Booth, who has lived at the Home since 2017, was surprised and delighted to receive a card from HM the Queen. Kind-hearted staff at the Home were determined that Peggy had a day to remember in spite of the pandemic, so they organised a 1920s themed party at the Home for Peggy, her fellow residents and staff.
A resident at Cornwallis Court, in Bury St Edmunds, who was once a champion fencer, has celebrated her 100th birthday. Jean Wood, who has lived at the Home since 2012, was surprised and delighted when family members ‘dropped in’ to say happy birthday, via video call, from around the World. Before the pandemic, her family overseas had planned to be with Jean in person to celebrate. When this had to be cancelled, Jean told staff how disappointed she was that she wouldn’t see them.

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