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A royal celebration for Queenie! Purley care home resident celebrates 101st birthday

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A resident at a care home in Purley celebrated her 101st birthday with a special birthday party. 

A very special celebration took place at Care UK’s Amberley Lodge, on Downlands Road, when resident Queenie Read turned 101 years ‘young’ on 6th April.


For Queenie’s milestone birthday, the home team organised an afternoon tea party, surrounded by her friends at Amberley Lodge, and complete with balloons, banners and a special birthday cake, baked by the home’s talented head chef, for everyone to enjoy.  

Queenie was born on 6th April 1921 in Croydon. During her career, Queenie worked at Bow Water Factory packaging perfume, where she was later awarded a long service award for her time and dedication to the company. Known for her quick wit and comical comebacks at Amberley Lodge, Queenie has a passion for dogs and enjoys spending time with her family, who regularly visit her. 

Azalea Moses, Home Manager at Amberley Lodge, said: “Queenie is a much-loved resident at Amberley Lodge, and it was fantastic to help her celebrate this incredible milestone with her friends and family.  

“Here at Amberley Lodge, everything we do is focused on our ethos of ensuring residents live active and fulfilling lives, so we always like to celebrate important milestones – and Queenie’s 100th birthday was no exception. It was lovely to raise a glass together on her special day and celebrate the day in style with her extended family here at Amberley Lodge.”

Amberley Lodge has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as respite, and end of life care.

To find out more about Amberley Lodge, please call please call 02086 880999 or email Home Manager, Azalea Moses, at or visit

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86 Downlands Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 4JF

Amberley Lodge

CQC Rating: Outstanding
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Residential care
  • Day club

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