On the 29th August 2020, our very own Wini Burgoyne, one of the town’s oldest residents celebrated her 109th birthday, surrounded by cards and messages from friends, family and, of course, the Queen.
Although family were unable to visit her, she was still able to do a video call with her daughter Linda and even received WhatsApp messages from her grandchildren and great grandchildren in Australia.
At 109 years old, Winnie has seen 25 prime ministers and four monarchs.
Winnie received lots of cards with help from the Facebook Group Postcards of Kindness, which connects the public with care home residents, it even has a special 100 club for those celebrating birthdays in the triple figures.
Oldest lady living in Bolton
Winnie is the 27th eldest in the country and the oldest lady living in Bolton and she is still firing on all cylinders thanks to the support of her amazing family and our wonderful staff.
Winnie had a fantastic day and was in a great mood and could not believe the amount of Birthday cards she received from the Facebook group Postcards of Kindness.
Mayor of Bolton sent flowers
The Mayor of Bolton sent flowers and her best wishes which was only topped by her card from her majesty the Queen.
Mario Lanza was the music that her family requested for her and she enjoyed the party, albeit without her family being physically present.
Messages from Family
She received WhatsApp messages from her grand-daughter Andrea in Australia along with her great grandchildren and received a group call with her amazingly supportive daughter Linda and the rest of the UK family.
The Mayor of Bolton Linda Thomas shared her own birthday message on Facebook and said that she would visit Winnie when she is able to.BACK TO NEWS