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Party time as care home turns 10

CELEBRATING ... Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Richard and Patricia Porthouse with manager Louise Damms and organiser Heather Wileman.

CELEBRATING ... Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Richard and Patricia Porthouse with manager Louise Damms and organiser Heather Wileman.

PENSIONERS got into the party spirit as a South Tyneside care home celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Cheviot Court Residential Home marked its milestone birthday earlier this week, and invited the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Richard Porthouse and his wife Patricia, along to join in the fun.

It was built in Horsley Hill Square, South Shields, in 2004 after the demolition of the Horsley Hill pub and currently has 72 elderly residents.

Louise Damms, care home manager, said: “Everyone had a wonderful time, there was lots of music for people to enjoy and everyone was up dancing – we were all worn out, it was such fun.

“We had a singer performing all sorts of rock ‘n’ roll songs.”

Patricia Ogle, 74, was presented with a bouquet of flowers, as she is the only original resident still living at the home.

Mrs Damms, along with housekeeper Dawn Peterkin and laundry assistant Linda Allen, also received flowers for 10 years of service.

Mrs Damms added: “We even had a 
birthday cake with a picture of Cheviot Court on, and of course there were 10 candles to blow out.”

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