Widower aged 100 years receives 700 birthday cards from strangers so he won't feel lonely ahead of his 101st birthday

Widower aged 100 years receives 700 birthday cards from strangers so he won't feel lonely ahead of his 101st birthday



A lonely widower UK Royal Airforce veteran is set to receive more than 1,000 cards for his 101st birthday after kind-hearted care home staff appealed to strangers to help make his day special.



Due to coronavirus restrictions, Jack Annall will not be able to get a visit from his daughter Mary as she lives in Australia



So in order to prevent him from feeling lonely as he approaches 101, Elderly care home manager Vicky Gudgin, 32, appealed to the public for cards to be sent to him at the care facility in Halifax, West Yorkshire.



The response so far has been amazing, with more than 700 cards already sent while it's reported that hundreds more are still at the post office.


Ms Gudgin said: ‘I knew he was feeling a little bit down about not being able to see his daughter and I thought, what can we do to lift his spirits?


‘I thought, let’s get the community involved and the extent it has is incredible.’

She initially asked colleagues and residents at other care homes to send cards, but the appeal went viral once it was posted on social media and hundreds of birthday messages started arriving from all over the world.







Annall is now set to get a visit from the air force and local mayor, as well as enjoying a brass band concert on his birthday day this Thursday, August 19.Latest Post
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