Celebrations for 100th birthday at The Glade

Pictured is Flora on her 100th birthday
Pictured is Flora on her 100th birthday

Staff and residents at The Glade care home in North Latch Road, Brechin, were in a mood for celebration last week, when one of their residents celebrated her 100th birthday.

Flora Campbell (pictured above), who worked as a nurse in Angus before her retirement, turned 100 on September 11, and celebrated her landmark birthday with an afternoon tea party at The Glade.

She was joined by her friends and family for the special occasion, where everyone enjoyed champagne and strawberries.

Flora trained as a nurse at Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge, she then moved to Glasgow Victoria Infirmary as a ward sister. Flora then attended Edinburgh University were she trained to become a nurse tutor.

Her career then took her, for couple of years, to Edencourt in Inverness and she finally worked as a nurse tutor at Stracathro Hospital for over 20 years.

Once she had retired, Flora still kept herself busy, working tirelessly as a volunteer in the community, as a result she won Citizen of the Year in Brechin.

Three retired nurses who Flora had trained at Stracathro Hospital visited Flora as she marked her memorable birthday, and she was pleased to see them.

Flora has always been a devoted Christian and has been an elder at the Garden Memorial Church.

A spokesperson for the The Glade commented: “Everyone at The Glade had a great time celebrating Flora’s 100th birthday.”