THE MP for Southend West held her annual party to celebrate centenarian residents of Leigh.
Anna Firth MP carried on in her late predecessor’s footsteps by celebrating with elderly residents at a special party at Admiral Court care home.
Sir David MP the late MP was well-known for supporting and celebrating the elderly residents of Leigh and their life stories, as Anna Firth commented: “It is an honour to carry on this aspect of Sir David Amess’ Legacy and I feel very privileged to learn from our centenarians!”
The afternoon featured music from Leigh Music Man Project’s David Stanley MBE, and cakes from Leigh Lions, and voluntary assistance from students of Westcliff High School for Boys.
Ms Firth added: “It was an amazing afternoon at Admiral Court, hosting my annual Centenarian Tea Party for all residents in the area 100 and over!”
“Thank you to The Music Man Project UK for providing the music, Leigh Lions Club for a delicious tea, Admiral Court Care Home for hosting us and to the Westcliff students who gave up their afternoon to help out!”
“We heard so many amazing stories from our centenarians especially from Joan who was awarded the Legion d’honneur for war service at Dunkirk and from John who flew spitfires in Burma.
“Greta Vogel, aged 106 was our most senior Centenarian, but Doris aged 102 got this year’s dancing award.
“Let me know if you have a family member who will turn 100 next year!”
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Picture: Greta Vogel, aged 106, tells Ms Firth about serving in the RAF in the war.
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