A caring and much-loved great-great-grandmother had a day to remember as she celebrated turning 100 with her family by her side.
Sarah Robinson, who has five children, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren, marked turning three figures with a party at Ashwood Park Care Home, in Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery.
It was a lovely day, and the staff were great with herChristine Richards
As well as having her devoted family alongside her, one of the most memorable parts of the day came when she received a card from the Queen.
Daughter Christine Richards said: “She got her card from the Queen, which she was absolutely over the moon about.
“She was chuffed to bits about that.
“She also really enjoyed having the family with her on her big day. It was a lovely day, and the staff were all great with her.
“She was really happy, because she received lots of cards, and even got a bouquet of flowers from her doctor, which was really lovely and a nice surprise.”
Sarah’s husband, James, died about 40 years ago, and they have five children: June, Robert, Ralph, James and Christine.
Sarah, who is originally from Horden, was a housewife for most of her life.
Christine added: “She’s fine. Physically, she is challenged, but mentally she is very alert.
“When she was younger, she used to like gambling on the horse racing, and also liked playing bingo. She also really enjoyed going for long walks and going to the dogs.
“What she really liked was caring for others, though, as she is a really caring person.”