Celebration time for Kit

Celebrations were in full force at a care home as it celebrated the 100th birthday of one of its residents.

Catherine Jelmoni, known as Kit, celebrated the milestone at Astor Court and Lodge View care home in Cramlington, where she was presented with a special birthday cake, flowers and balloons.

Born in 1915 in Wallsend to parents Hugh and Mary-Ann, Kit worked as a secretary for North Eastern Marine, an engineering firm, before meeting and marrying her husband John. The couple lived in Seaton Sluice where they raised their son, John Hugh Jelmoni.

Care home manager Mandy Mackley said: “We all enjoyed celebrating Kit’s milestone birthday with her, she is an absolute joy to have here.”