STAFF at a Hagley care home have issued an appeal for birthday cards and wishes for one of their residents who is about to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Lily Forbes, a resident at Field House Care Home off Western Road, is set to turn 100 on Saturday March 20.

Staff caring for Lily say they would love to help give her a special day to mark the milestone and manager Louise Martin said: "We are putting out a request to all in our community to ask if lovely people out there would kindly send a birthday card to Lily to make her day.

"In the midst of a pandemic what a wonderful birthday to celebrate.

"We think all our older ladies and gentlemen should celebrate this fantastic milestone."

She said staff don't know very much about Lily's background but she reportedly 'loves elephants" and she added: "We hope to get lots of cards for her."

Anyone wishing to join in and help make Lily's day can send a card to Lily Forbes - Field House Care Home, off Western Road, Hagley, Worcestershire DY9 0HL.