ALICE Foulkes celebrated her 104th birthday in style with a big party and lots of guests.

Among those relatives attending was her daughter Jeanne, who played host for the afternoon of her birthday at Barchester Elgar Court Care Home on Tuesday, April 17.

She said: “Alice has been a fantastic mother and friend to so many over the past hundred years, and it’s wonderful to be with her on this very special day to say just how proud she makes us feel.”

Sarah Cadwallader, general manager of the care home said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating a truly remarkable woman as she reaches this amazing milestone. 

“Alice is such a popular resident who always has an interesting tale to tell, and we look forward to hearing many more as she breaks into her next century.”

Alice, who likes to wear lilac and purple and is very good at quizzes said the key to long life was fresh air and long walks.

The mayor of Malvern, cllr Clive Hooper, who was invited to share in the celebrations for Alice, said: “I was very pleased to have been invited back to Elgar Court after having opened it in July last year and to see how splendid it all still looks.

“It was an absolute delight to meet Alice, wish her a very happy birthday with some flowers and stay for the celebration party which the home had organised.

“Alice, who grew up in Redditch and moved into the home late in 2023, was in excellent form. I found out that she is a great scrabble player and has a liking for chocolate (not too much, she says!).

“Alice and I were amazed to see the superb cake in the form of a lovely pot of daffodils which had been made by a member of staff: it seemed a shame to cut it, but I know everyone enjoyed a piece.”