Freda Campbell, a domestic assistant, hung up her rubber gloves for the last time at Chichester Court Care Home in South Shields, retiring after 20 years' service.
The home couldn't let her go without a fuss and friends, colleagues and her family threw a surprise retirement part in her honour.
Dale Summersby, Home Manager, explained: "The chef put on a lovely homemade buffet and the bubbles were flowing. A few tears were shed, but there was a lot of laughs. Freda will be missed as she was a valued member of the team, but we wish her well in the new exciting chapter of her life."
Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you good luck on your new ventures Freda.
Date published: 15 September 2017