Surprise party at St Mark’s

Residents and staff at St Mark’s Care Home, Stockton-on-Tees, in Durham enjoyed throwing a surprise retirement party.

We decided to organise a party for a much-loved member of our team, who has worked with us for 27 years.

Our manager, Gill, said: “We pretended that we had a staff meeting on her last day, but instead we were all waiting in a room for her and when she entered, we shouted surprise – she was so shocked.”

We enjoyed a buffet and gave her presents at the afternoon get-together.

Gill added: “We have been collecting to save up and buy her some gifts. It was wonderful for us to all say goodbye and wish her good luck in her retirement.”

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