New friends on her 100th
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.”