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Taunton School joins birthday campaign for 101-year-old Edna Clayton

Posted: 28th January 2022

Kind-hearted students from Taunton School are taking part in a campaign to help a 101-year-old celebrate her birthday in style.

Glaswegian Edna Clayton spent her 100th birthday alone in lockdown last year, so staff at the care home where she now lives decided to make her 101st birthday extra special.

People from all over the UK are sending birthday cards to Edna, who has never had a birthday party before.

A group of Taunton School students heard Edna’s story and decided to get involved by making their own cards to send to the 101-year-old who has cared for her disabled son for 48 years.

Year 9 student Catarina Lecha Van De Paverd said: “I think that it is amazing getting to the age of 101. Especially these past years with Covid it is even harder, so I think that it’s important to spread some love.”

Weirfield tutor Miss Kirsty Rogers said: “Kindness is held in abundance in Weirfield and this demonstrates that.

“The cards were stunning and the words inside incredibly thoughtful. I had a tear in my eye when I saw them.”

Edna celebrates her birthday on Monday 31st January.


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