October 24th, 2016

Flo young at heart at 100

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100 years young: Birthday girl Flo Young with Age UK lunch club organisers Jeremy Lampitt Keith Bell. 15.016.002.leam.jm2
Updated: 10:09 am, Apr 15, 2016

While THE Queen might be busy preparing for her 90th birthday, she did not forget to send Flo young a card for her 100th birthday.

The Leamington resident has been a regular face at the Age UK lunch club for over a decade and celebrated her birthday with friends, family and volunteers with a party.

Her youngest son, 66 year-old Leslie Hardy organised the party for her and some 70 people joined the landmark celebration.

Flo donated £280 to Myton Hospice, raised from money she received instead of presents – she wanted to help people in the community, especially those living with a terminal illness.

Flo, who hails from Gateshead, fmoved to Leamington in 1935 to work in the laundry room of the Warneford Hospital.

She met Grenadier Guard, George Hardy and they were married in 1939 and had two sons. But in 1963 George passed away.

Flo remarried in 1966, this time to Jack Young but was widowed again in 1980.

The centenarian said she thoroughly enjoyed her party and being surrounded by so many people, but had had enough of birthday cake – at least for another year.