New friends on her 100th

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE FACE­BOOK com­mu­nity helped to make East En­der Mil­lie Fin­ger’s 100th birth­day ex­tra spe­cial.

Mrs Fin­ger lives alone in a coun­cil flat above Wat­ney Mar­ket. Her daugh­ter died a few years ago and her few re­main­ing fam­ily mem­bers do not live nearby.

Her life­line is Jewish Care’s Step­ney Day Cen­tre, where she chats to friends, en­joys a dance and has her hair done weekly. With­out it, “I would just stare at the walls in my flat. It gives me a rea­son to live.”

Staff and volunteers at the cen­tre were deter­mined to make her land­mark birth­day me­morable and af­ter the char­ity reached out through Face­book, cards and presents were sent from peo­ple she had never met.

These were pre­sented to Mrs Fin­ger at her party at the cen­tre, along with a card con­tain­ing a few of the 1,500 birth­day greet­ings posted on so­cial me­dia.

“It’s mar­vel­lous what ev­ery­one has done for me,” Mrs Fin­ger said. “I love you all. Thank you.”

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