Resident at MHA Weston and Queensway celebrates 61st wedding anniversary with surprise party

29 July 2022

A resident at MHA Weston and Queensway was treated to a special party to celebrate his 61st wedding anniversary.

Roy Griffin, (85) celebrated his 61st wedding anniversary to wife June (84) and to celebrate the occasion a surprise party was organised by staff at the home

The pair married in 1961 after meeting at evening dance classes in Uttoxeter and have three children Sandra, Lorna and Hayley. 

Roy moved into the home in May and staff at the home were alerted to the anniversary when June mentioned it earlier this month.

The home provides dementia nursing care for up to 70 residents and organised a surprise party, with an anniversary cake being baked by one of the staff members.

Speaking after the party June said: “It was a lovely surprise, one both I and Roy really enjoyed.

“The home and all the staff are amazing, they look after Roy really well and we as a family are very impressed.

“I only mentioned the anniversary as I wanted to bring in our wedding album and for the home to notice that and act on it was really nice. We had a lovely time, the cake was amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better way to spend the day.”

Anupa Saruwar, care assistant said: “It was so lovely to celebrate such a special day and for them to have reached 61 years of marriage we just had to do something for them. 

“The cake was made in our own kitchen and the card was made for June by Roy. Everyone had a great time and I have it on good authority that the cake was delicious!”

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