A Reading care home resident was able to celebrate her 80th birthday in style last week.

Cynthia Andrews was joined by Bluebird Care Reading and Wokingham staff Caroline Sawyer and Jade Rose at Emma's Kitchen, Twyford, to enjoy some tea, scones and sandwiches on February 4.

The birthday celebrations provided an opportunity for Cynthia to get out and about as well as creating a closer bond with a few of the people that are there to look after her.

Caroline Sawyer, care assistant, said: "I had a lovely afternoon celebration Cynthia’s birthday with her.

"She is such a wonderful customer, who I always look forward to visiting.

"She is a very special lady and I was more than happy to take her out for a fun afternoon on her birthday.

"I can’t wait to take our next customer out so they can be spoilt as much as Cynthia has been.

"I really want to look at taking the tea party to our customers who cannot leave the house, that’s my next project!"

Jade Rose, care coordinator, said: "I really enjoyed celebrating Cynthia’s 80th birthday.

"It’s lovely to do something so nice for our customers outside of their own home, it was lovely getting to know Cynthia more and hearing her fantastic stories."

Cynthia enjoyed her day out. She said: "I felt very spoilt and I have really enjoyed having some time out with Caroline and Jade.

"It was a really lovely afternoon and I was able to take a doggy bag home as well.

"While this may be the first time a customer celebrated their birthday by going out on the town, it certainly looks like it won’t be the last."