Phyllis’ 100th birthday shortbread surprise
It’s not every day you turn 100 years old. For Phyllis, resident of Larkrise Care Centre in Banbury, her birthday was made extra special with a surprise from the company that makes her favourite treat.
Phyllis has always enjoyed proper Scottish shortbread, and family-run producers Walkers of Scotland claim to make the world’s finest; something Phyllis wholeheartedly agrees with. Whether with a cup of tea or just on its own as a snack, Phyllis is renowned in the home as being partial to the Scottish biscuits.
Home Manager, Lyndsay Sard said: “Everyone at Larkrise knows Phyllis loves her shortbread, so we contacted her favourite brand, Walkers of Scotland, to tell them about her big birthday.”
The home was delighted by the company’s response. The owner of Walkers, Jim Walker, personally wrote to Phyllis in a 100th birthday card to thank her for “kind support for very many years.” Founded in 1898, the company is in fact just 22 years older than Phyllis herself, so it is true to say she has been a loyal customer for much of its existence.
Jim Walker says he is sure Phyllis will “continue to enjoy the good things in life”, which of course will include Walkers shortbread.
Along with Mr Walker’s card, Phyllis also received many from friends and family, and a very special card from Her Majesty The Queen. Her Majesty wrote to send Phyllis her “congratulations and best wishes on such a special occasion.”
Phyllis enjoyed a small celebration at Larkrise and is looking forward to sampling much more shortbread in the future.