A WHITCHURCH care home resident has had her 101st birthday wish come true after staff rallied round to give her a new hair cut.

Betty Green, a resident at Greenfields care home in Liverpool Road, had only one request for the day she celebrated turning 101 and that was to get her hair cut.

To make this wish come true the care team rallied together with their scissors and hairdryers to give Betty her new do.

To make things better the team also put on a special afternoon tea to celebrate.

Care home manager Lindsey Groenewald said it had been a splendid afternoon enjoyed by all.

"It was absolutely wonderful to help our resident Betty celebrate such a big day and to make her birthday wish come true with a fabulous new hairdo," said Lindsey.

"Our activity coordinators did a great job and Betty had a super afternoon with lots of singing, afternoon tea and plenty of lovely gifts and cards to open."