Jenny strikes a blow for centenarians

Jenny Pike, with the help of senior carer Lesley Crawford, blows out the candles on her 100th birthday cake during celebrations with other staff members and family at Lennel House Nursing Home in Coldstream.
Jenny Pike, with the help of senior carer Lesley Crawford, blows out the candles on her 100th birthday cake during celebrations with other staff members and family at Lennel House Nursing Home in Coldstream.

Jenny Pike, with the help of senior carer Lesley Crawford, blows out the candles on her 100th birthday cake during celebrations with other staff members and family at Lennel House Nursing Home in Coldstream.

Jenny, who never married, was born in a farm cottage near Melrose.

Her favourite subject at school was nature studies and this was perfect for her first job – milking cows. For most of her life she worked as a housekeeper, moving between Gordon, Weststruther, Duns and Coldingham. One of her big loves is music, especially bagpipes, and her favourite season is spring.

Jenny has been at Lennel House since 2010.