Eastbourne’s newest centenarians


Two very special ladies received a very special visit to celebrate a remarkable day in their lives. Eileen Alston and Doris Smith became Eastbourne’s newest centenarians and were presented with flowers and cards by members of the Rotary Club of Eastbourne.


Eileen and Doris are both regular guests at the club’s “Home Alone” Christmas day party event which this year, sadly, has had to be cancelled because of the Covid pandemic. Rotary members have supported many of their clients with regular telephone calls and help with errands, shopping and doctor and hospital appointments.  Both Eileen and Doris were treated to doorstep visits and flowers and cards for their special birthdays.


A similar exercise will be repeated on Christmas day when – in the absence of the Christmas lunch – Rotarians will deliver a small gift and message to those who would otherwise spend the day alone.