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Mayor delivers birthday card to centenarian Dorothy

DOROTHY Pails had a surprise visitor to help her celebrate her 100th birthday.

Dorothy 100Dorothy, a tenant at Rugby Borough Council's independent living complex at Stacey Court, was paid a visit by the Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Tom Mahoney.

The centenary celebrations on Thursday (17 January) saw Cllr Mahoney present Dorothy with a birthday card, while she received a card, flowers and a £100 Marks & Spencer voucher from the council's independent living team.

The milestone was also marked with the presentation of a Certificate of Recognition to Dorothy, a tribute to the role she plays in the Stacey Court community.

In addition to chairing the complex's community room committee, Dorothy organises fund-raising raffles, takes part in chair yoga sessions and calls the numbers for the community room's bingo.

Cllr Mahoney said: "Dorothy's a real inspiration and, with her quick wit and sense of humour, it's no surprise she's much-loved by everyone who lives at Stacey Court.

"It was a pleasure to pay her a visit and wish her a happy birthday, and meet so many of her family and friends."

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