Andrew Evans, a resident at CLS-run The Elms care home in Crewe, hit a century recently, celebrating his 100th birthday with family and friends at the home on Elm Drive in Coppenhall. Andrew was delighted to mark the occasion with some festivities at the home, particularly as he was surrounded by his family: daughter Yvonne, nephew John, nieces Anne and Sheila, and granddaughter Rebecca.
Andrew went to Bedford St School as a youngster, and was a paper boy from the age of 14. Eventually Andrew moved to working on the railways, ultimately achieving the title of Station Master after years of hard work. In his spare time, Andrew was a boxing trainer, and he spent much of his time teaching young men how to box at the LMR Workingmen’s Club. He lived on Mere Road in Weston for much of his adult life.
As well as those family members who came to see him at the home on his special day, Andrew has three other grandchildren and two great grandchildren, of whom he is immensely proud.
Commenting on the celebrations, Julie Parkinson, Activity Co-ordinator at The Elms, said: “We all loved seeing Andrew with his family. He’s such a lovely gentleman and having his loved ones nearby really makes him smile. You’d never believe he was 100 to meet him!”
Nick Brennan, Home Manager at The Elms, also commented: “It’s great when we have a big birthday to celebrate. All the residents get into the spirit of things and join in the festivities. Everyone comes together and has a good laugh; it really is great to be involved in.”
Operated by CLS Homes, The Elms is a purpose-built home in Coppenhall, approximately one mile from Crewe town centre.