Birthday surprise for centenarian Iris

Iris celebrates with her family
Iris celebrates with her family

EASTBOURNE resident Iris Rooke celebrated her 100th birthday last month.

Her family made a surprise visit from Australia and she was also visited by deputy mayor Mike Thompson. Iris has been living at Berry Pomeroy Care Home for the last three years after moving from St Clement’s Court sheltered housing in Eastbourne. Before that she lived in London, with a four-year stay in Santa Cruz in America.

After the excitement of the day, Iris said, “It has been a lovely surprise and I have enjoyed every minute of it.”