A WORCESTER woman reaches a milestone birthday surrounded with 100 birthday cards.

Jean Crouch, 100, received the cards from social media group Postcards of Kindness. The birthday wishes were sent in from people living locally as well as by the Mayor and Mayoress of Malvern. Jean also received one very special card from Her Majesty the Queen herself.

HC-One’s Court House care home in Malvern spent the day celebrating Jean’s centenary birthday. When asked the secret to a long life Jean laughed and said: “There’s no secret, you just have to get on with it, but chocolate helps.”

Jean also had some lovely visits from her family and when asked about how it felt to be 100, her only comment was “old.”

Sarah Soley, home administrator, said: “It was so overwhelming to see so many people who took time to send cards or donate things to help Jean celebrate.”