THE Salvation Army in Greenford has helped a luncheon attendee celebrate her 100th birthday.
Ivy Doe was surrounded by 45 friends, members of the club and neighbours at the party where the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Mohammad Aslam, gave a speech on May 4.
Minister in Charge and organiser, Kath Davison, read a ‘This is Your Life’ piece about Ms Doe, who has been going to the Monday and Thursday fellowship at the hall on Costons Lane for two years.
Miss Davison said you would not think Ms Doe was 100 and that she has got a very good memory.
She said: “Ivy is polite, jolly, friendly, well liked, dresses well, is so appreciative of everything and holds her head up high. She loves meeting people and has got a lot to offer. She is a wonderful woman and likes getting out and coming to the over 60s club.”
The theme for the day was blue, to represent Ms Doe’s favourite colour and the day included a buffet, cake and a sing along.
Ms Doe, who has lived in Greenford for 19 years was presented with a basket of flowers.
The 100-year-old, of Croyde Avenue, said: “It was a wonderful day and the flowers were presented beautifully. I have been going to the Salvation Army Hall for about two years and it’s a lovely place. It’s all elderly people and they are all nice and friendly.
"The lady that runs it is marvellous. She thinks of lovely things for us to do and tells us about things we never knew of."
Before retiring, Mrs Doe owned the Wheatsheaf pub in Shepherds Bush for 20 years with her late husband.