County Durham’s Wiltshire Farm Foods, which delivers a range of over 250 frozen meals and desserts to the people of the North East, joined in celebrations this week as Doris Smith reached another remarkable milestone.
Amanda Aberdeen of Wiltshire Farm Foods dropped by to take part in the celebrations, along with Dale Care’s Marion Carroll, and presented her with a bouquet of flowers.
The Crook-based company gave Mrs Smith a special birthday cake and card to commemorate her life and achievements once again.
Wiltshire Farm’s Amanda said: “We love to celebrate our customers’ birthdays. We send birthday cards to every customer who has joined our birthday club and always celebrate milestone birthdays with a cake. Sharing Doris’s birthdays over the years have been such a privilege.
“Mrs Smith has a delivery every fortnight and we have worked out a system where at the start of every month Joe – her deliverer – marks her calendar so Doris knows when he will call next. She’s a cheerful, lovely lady who is always happy to see us and always thanks us for delivering her meals.”
Mrs Smith, who was born in South West London, started her working career as a hairdresser before training as a nurse at a hospital based in the capital.
Doris met her husband Peter Smith – a former captain in the Salvation Army – before the outbreak of the Second World War and dedicated much of their time to youth work.
She is now cared for lovingly by her carer Marion Carroll and her two children, Carol and Kingsley Smith, along with her five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Wiltshire Farm Foods, which delivers to over 900 homes throughout County Durham, is currently serving its special festive menu which includes traditional roast turkey and Christmas pudding , steak with creamy pepper sauce and sherry trifle and – of course – mince pies.
To find out more about its range visit www.wiltshirefarmfoods.com.