Budgerigar surprise for Nellie's 102nd birthday

You are never too old for dreams to come true, as a 102-year-old from a care home near Market Drayton found out.

Nellie Orme receives her budgie, called Bertie
Nellie Orme receives her budgie, called Bertie

Nellie Orme, a resident at Tunstall Hall Care Centre, enjoyed an amazing day for her 102nd birthday, celebrating with friends, family, staff and residents.

Nellie had always wanted a budgerigar, so the team at Tunstall Hall clubbed together to help her dream come true and she welcomed her new pet, Bertie.

The kitchen team at the centre also made a birthday cake for Nellie, decorated with edible roses.

Care home manager Lesley Smith said: “The whole team at Tunstall Hall were delighted to share Nellie’s birthday celebrations with her, and we were touched by how much she appreciated our birthday gift of Bertie the budgie.

"She is a very special lady and to reach the age of 102 takes someone quite unique!”

Tunstall Hall Care Centre is holding a summer fayre on August 14, from 11am-4pm. It will include a range of stalls, a dog show, a town crier visit and entertainment. All are welcome.

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