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100 year old Elsie's card request exceeds all expectations

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When a call was put out to send 100 birthday cards to Elsie Smith who lives at Park house in Great Yarmouth for her 100th birthday, little did she expect such a huge response.

Elsie has lived at Park House on Alexandra Road in Great Yarmouth since November 2018 celebrated her 100th birthday on Christmas Eve.

Cards arrived at the home from London, Scotland and even Oklahoma in the United States. There was also of course a card from the King and Queen, plus special cards from local schoolchildren and the Mayor of Great Yarmouth. As the final count concluded, the final number was a massive 312!

Elsie spent the day itself celebrating with her close family and friends, and when she returned to the home, she enjoyed opening and reading all 312 cards with her friends and staff at the home.

Manager Maria Prodan said: “On behalf of Elsie, her family, and all of us here at Park House, we would like to say “Thank You” to everyone who took the time and effort to send Elsie a birthday wish.

After 3 days of celebrations and reading all the lovely messages from friends, family and the local and wider community, Elsie has thoroughly enjoyed herself. All that’s left to say is Happy 100th Birthday Elsie and cheers to a century of knowledge, wisdom and life that you possess.”