A Tom Jones fan who lives at a Cardiff care home celebrated her 91st birthday in style with a party and singalong of the Welsh singer’s favourite hits with staff and residents.
Margaret Price, who lives at Tŷ Llandaff, an ‘all-inclusive’, residential, nursing, palliative and respite care home in Conway Road, Pontcanna, has been a keen admirer of Sir Tom since he broke on to the music scene in 1963.
The It’s Not Unusual star, now 80, was born in Glamorgan and has been performing for nearly 60 years and is now more widely recognised as being one of the coaches on talent show The Voice UK.
Staff at Tŷ Llandaff organised a party with delicious food and cut-out pictures of Sir Tom for residents to hold whilst singing along to such classics as ‘Delilah’ and ‘She’s a Lady’.
Born in Bury-Port, Carmarthenshire, Margaret had a successful career at the BBC as a personal assistant to various producers, giving her the opportunity to meet many famous actors and personalities including Richard Burton and David Attenborough.
In spite of a busy career and plenty of travel, Margaret says she owes her many years to the fact that she has lived relatively stress-free life. She said last year:
“I’ve had a very long life, and firmly believe that not putting too much pressure on myself and trying to enjoy every single moment of life has been the reason for this.”
Margaret came to live at Tŷ Llandaff when one of her close friends, Eirwen Jones recommended it to her.
“I came for a visit and liked it immediately,” she said. “It is comfortable and clean and the grounds are incredibly beautiful. The food is also delicious, and I absolutely love the chocolate drinks that they serve. I have built many close friendships with the other residents at Tŷ Llandaff.”
Tŷ Llandaff service manager Lisa Cristina said:
“Margaret is a keen Tom Jones fan so we thought we’d have some fun and get some pictures of him to hand out to residents, have a little singalong to his songs and have a party for her. We are so happy to have Margaret living with us at Tŷ Llandaff and we are proud to be able to offer her the care and support that she deserves.”
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