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.”View more updates from St Mark's