Ju­lia re­mains in the party mood at 107

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY -

HARD WORK and re­spect for oth­ers are the life-af­firm­ing val­ues of Ju­lia Gil­bert, who cel­e­brated her 107th birth­day with a party at Jewish Care’s Rubens home in Gants Hill, where she has lived since 2012.

Fam­ily and civic lead­ers joined the birth­day bash for Mrs Gil­bert, a for­mer vol­un­teer for the char­ity, who re­ceived cards from the Queen, David Cameron and Boris John­son. Help­ing staff to or­gan­ise the party was one of her nine grand­chil­dren, Jac­que­line Rogers, who said: “It was a fan­tas­tic day with fam­ily and friends.

“The staff at the home are bril­liant and it’s been re­ally im­por­tant for Ju­lia to be in the com­mu­nity where she’s lived, and is well known, for so many years.”

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