A care home has said goodbye to one of its longest-serving members of staff who has worked there since it opened 30 years ago.
A party with live music and a buffet was held for care assistant Ann Needham, who chose to retire from her post at Tallington Care Home.
As well as staff and the 34 residents of the care home, the party was attended by many members of the local community, as well as managing director of home owners, Country Court Care, Alykhan Kachra and chief executive officer Abdul Kachra.
Various speeches were made throughout the day.
Care home manager Tracey Colley said: “Ann has been an incredible ambassador for the care sector and a thoroughly valued member of the team at Tallington.
“Throughout her 30 years, she has been solely focused on the welfare of her residents and would consistently go above and beyond the call of duty.
“She is passionate, considerate and a wonderful person, both from a professional and personal perspective.
“I wish her all the best and hope she enjoys her retirement, as she deserves every second of it.”
Mr Kachra said: “All the staff at Country Court Care are thoroughly saddened by the news of Ann’s retirement.
“However, it is a huge achievement to work for any organisation for 30 years. I would like to thank her for her dedicated service.
“I hope she will continue to visit Tallington in the future, I wish Ann all the best.
Ann said in her speech that she had thoroughly enjoyed her time at Tallington.
“I’ve made some wonderful friends over the years. Caring is in my bones and this has been my life.
“Tallington will always remain close to my heart.”