Birthday card appeal for 108yr old in Salisbury

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Published by Mike Draper at 6:05am 24th March 2019.

Staff at a city care centre are asking for your help make it a truly special day for someone described as 'a lovely lady'.

You probably wouldn't usually send birthday cards to strangers, but on this occasion, we're asking you to make an exception for someone in Salisbury.

Phyllis, one of the residents at Avonbourne care centre on Mitre Way will celebrate her 108th Birthday on Mothering Sunday!

World's oldest person:

  • According to Wikipedia, Phyllis - Salisbury's upcoming birthday girl - is just a mere 8 years behind the world's oldest living person.
  • Since the death of 117-year-old Chiyo Miyako of Japan on 22 July 2018, 116-year-old Kane Tanaka, also of Japan, born 2 January 1903, is the oldest living person in the world whose age has been validated.

Appeal for Birthday cards:

Staff at Avonbourne care centre are already planning to hold a surprise party for Phyllis but they've also come up with a cracking idea that could land the birthday girl with a postbag full of greetings cards.

Phyllis will celebrate her 108th birthday with a party at Avonbourne Care Centre on Mitre Way
Phyllis will celebrate her 108th birthday with a party at Avonbourne Care Centre on Mitre Way

Gemma Reynolds, Activities Coordinator at the centre, told Spire FM News:

"Her actual birthday is on Sunday 31st March (Mother's Day) but we are holding a surprise party for her on Friday 29th March, so cards would be appreciated ASAP."
"Cards can be addressed to 'A lovely lady' or 'Birthday girl', that sort of thing would be fab. Address the envelope for the activity co-ordinators."

Here's where to send the Birthday cards to Phyllis:

  • The postal address: Avonbourne care centre, 1 Mitre way, Salisbury, SP4 6GW
  • Send cards asap: Please send your Birthday cards to Phyllis now to be sure they arrive before 29th March 2019, the day of her party
  • Phyllis turns 108 years old on Mother's Day, 31st March
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