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Royal birthday bash to celebrate resident's birthday at Lansdowne

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 John Sheedy, a resident at Lansdowne Care Home in Cricklewood. To celebrate the home will hold a party to rival all parties to celebrate John’s 67th birthday in style.

John Sheedy

In his younger years, John used to work as a waiter at a restaurant in Kent, as well as being known for his love of DIY. He changed career slightly when he became a carer at Lansdowne, the place he now calls home. John said: “It’s nice some of the older staff members still remember me from my carer days and it gives us a lot to chat about.”

For fun, John used to go to the horse races with his family. He also enjoyed going to the pub with all of his Irish friends. Although he shares his birthday with the Queen, John has no special memories of her. However, he does say: “she’s a woman who knows what she’s doing. She’s very popular with people and I like her a lot.”

Lillian Ofundu, Home Manager said: “John is a fantastic resident and it’s great to hear his stories about what life was like when he used to work here. We all wish him a happy birthday, and hope he has a fantastic day. We’d also like to wish her Majesty a very happy birthday.”

Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you many happy returns!

Date published: 15 September 2017

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