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Greenhill Manor resident Doris turns 100!

16 December 2019

Greenhill Manor resident Doris turns 100!

A thrill-seeking resident at our care home in Merthyr Tydfil recently celebrated her 100th birthday by sitting on the back of a Ducati.

When asked by the care team at the home what could be done to make her day super special, Doris Hall replied that she would like to sit on the back of a motorbike as she wanted to do something fun and a little bit different. The home then arranged for local biker Ian Morgan, from the ‘Two Wheel Tandoori Club,’ to come down and make Doris’ wish come true.

Doris, who in her 90’s flew a Tiger Moth airplane, celebrated her special day with family, who came to visit her from all over the globe, with one of her children coming all the way from Canada and another from Holland. They marked the special occasion by visiting the Nant Ddu Lodge in Merthyr Tydfil. She then had a party at the home, where she celebrated with her friends.

Doris was born on 12th December 1919 in Sunderland. She later lived in Southampton before moving to Wales in 1939. Doris went on to marry her late husband Jim and had six children.

Joan also received a card from the Queen, congratulating her on her milestone and said she was “overwhelmed.” Joan said her secret to living a long life is “wearing lipstick, dressing smart, dancing lots and having fun!”

Customer Relationship at Greenhill Manor, Mitchell Minney said: “Doris has been a resident at the home for little over a year and she is much-loved by all of us here.

“She has a fantastic personality and we wanted to make sure her wish came true. I am so pleased to hear that she had a good day. She so deserves it.”

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