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Jean gets a coal honour

104 year old Jean Defty of Ashington Grange Care Home receives a certificate of appreciation from the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation (left to right-back three) Brenda Steven-CISWO, care staff Andy Clark and Ray Phillips and (front two left and right) care staff Nicole Singleton and Pauline Morton.
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104 year old Jean Defty of Ashington Grange Care Home receives a certificate of appreciation from the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation (left to right-back three) Brenda Steven-CISWO, care staff Andy Clark and Ray Phillips and (front two left and right) care staff Nicole Singleton and Pauline Morton. REF 2301148687

An elderly woman has been recognised by the coal industry for her work in the community.

Jean Defty, 104, was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation during a ceremony last week.

She was presented with her accolade by Brenda Steven, of the organisation, watched on by friends and staff at Moorhouse Farm care home.

Jean, who has been at the Ashington care home since 2013, became a beneficiary of the organisation through her late husband Arnold’s work as a miner.

Fellow residents and staff at HC-One Moorhouse Farm are delighted for Jean to be honoured by the welfare organisation.

A spokesperson said: “Jean is a wonderful character who, despite coping with the cancer that has caused some distressing sores on her face, continues to be a cheerful, popular and independent resident.”

 

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