Born in Kent, Pearl had a very happy life. At 17 Pearl pursued her dream of becoming a nurse. Starting work in Dartford she then moved around the country working as a general nurse, a midwife and fever nurse.
Adeline Franken, a resident of Cove House at the Abbeyfield Silverdale Society, has broken the British record for the oldest female skydiver ever after jumping out of a plane from 15,000 feet in an effort to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
It’s hard not to smile when you first meet Mandeep, his enthusiasm and positive personality is infectious. And it’s because of this that Mandeep has recently won a ‘Making Time Award’ for ‘Most Support Given to a Resident’.
We often refer to volunteers as ‘the lifeblood of Abbeyfield’ and when you meet people like Barbara, it’s easy to see why. Having volunteered with Abbeyfield for 36 years, we caught up with Barbara to find out about her role.