Royal birthday bash at Willow Court Care Home to celebrate resident's birthday

Some of us tend to do a quick search to see if anyone famous shares the same birthday as us.

Thursday 21st April sees Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrate her 90th birthday. She shares her special day with Evelyn Rogerson, a resident at Willow Court Care Home in Newcastle upon Tyne. To celebrate the home will hold a royal birthday party to celebrate Evelyn’s 92nd birthday in style.

Willow Court Evelyn

Evelyn, a self-proclaimed ‘plain Jane’ from West Lane used to work in a factory. She’s very outgoing and enjoys spending time with her girls. Although she wishes she would have learnt to play the piano, she likes the simplicity of being able to sit down with a cup of tea, knitting or crocheting. Two hobbies she still indulges in now and then.

Evelyn remembers attending a street part for the Queen’s coronation. She recalls: “It was a wonderful day. I remember some people had a television to watch it on, but we didn’t. We listened to the wireless at somebody else’s house. I’ve never met the Queen, but if I did I’d offer her one piece of advice. That would be to be more forthcoming as she is a timid and quiet lady. I may get the chance to tell her if I get to meet her when I’m 100.”

Veronica Cairns, Home Manager said: “Everyone at Willow Court wishes Evelyn many happy returns on her 92nd birthday. She’s a fantastic resident here at Willow Court and does her utmost to make everyone around her laugh. No one is ever sad when they talk to Evelyn. Have a lovely day and I look forward to sharing a slice of cake with you.”

Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you many happy returns!

Date published: 15 September 2017

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