CARERS in Thatcham have put out a plea for members of the community to send in 100 birthday cards for a resident's 100th birthday next month.

Peter Browne turns 100 on October 10 and lives at Thatcham Court Bupa Care Home.

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Carers at the home hope to present him with the cards to celebrate the special occasion.

After leaving school at 16, Peter worked in banking and then joined the armed forces, where he later became a captain in royal artillery.

He grew up in the Isle of Wight, before moving to the home two months ago.

With his free time, Peter enjoys playing golf and balloon tennis with other residents at Thatcham Court, alongside his hobby of woodwork and crafting birdboxes.

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Peter is a proud father of two, grandfather of one, and is now a great grandfather, as his first great grandson, Max, was born this year. Peter described Max’s birth to be one of the most memorable moments of his life, alongside becoming a captain in the army.

When asked about celebrating his 100th birthday this year, Peter said: “Reaching 100 is certainly very special and I look forward to spending the day with my friends and carers at the home.”

Home Manager, Tammy New, said: “The Thatcham community has really come together over the last few months, so we’re hoping that same spirit can get 100 cards to Peter for his birthday.

"In these unprecedented times, a show of community support like this would boost everyone’s spirits in the home.”

Anyone wishing to send Peter a card can post one to Peter Browne at Thatcham Court Bupa Care Home, Berkshire RG18 4QL.

Thatcham Court Bupa Care Home welcomes anyone in need of nursing or residential care, including those living with dementia and Parkinson’s.