A TRURO woman has celebrated her 100th birthday with the help of her friends, family, caregivers and owner of local home care company, Home Instead Senior Care Truro.

Jean Weichert, has lived in Truro for the last 47 years, but was born in County Durham on this day 100 years ago.

She has two children, two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Jean lived between County Durham and Bristol with her late husband, Bill, who sadly passed away in 2011.

Bill, who was originally from South Wales, worked for Robinsons, a local packaging firm, as a sales representative.

This meant he travelled extensively throughout Cornwall and Jean stayed at home to look after their family.

The couple founded the Cornish Welsh Society, a society for people who have roots in Wales, but live in Cornwall.

The society is still going strong today, something that Jean is very proud of.

Jean has always had a passion for sport and in particular, cricket.

Her love for cricket developed through spending hours of her time watching Bill, who used to play for Truro and became a county player in his prime.

Tim Roe, owner of Home Instead Truro, commented on Jean’s milestone: “Jean is an inspiration, as she is very independent, has a wonderful outlook on life and is so very grateful for her long life. I am delighted we can continue to support Jean in the same community she has known for so many years.

“It was so special to be able to celebrate Jean’s 100th birthday with her, we were delighted to help mark this momentous occasion with a lovely lady.”

To find out more about the work that Home Instead Senior Care do in your area, or for details of current caregiver vacancies, call 01872 224004 or visit: https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/truro.