The Governor and Mrs Roper visited Mrs Thelma Range on Tuesday 15 September to congratulate her on her 100th birthday. Mrs Range, who lives in North Side, was presented with a letter and flowers from Mr and Mrs Roper, who passed on best wishes to Mrs Range on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen on reaching this incredible milestone.
The Governor said: “I have been honoured to meet a number of people over the last two years who have celebrated their 100th year. This week, Lissie and I were fortunate to share in the celebrations with Mrs Range in North Side, whom we have had the pleasure of getting to know previously. A wonderful lady who recounted her stories of her late husband who was a highly respected seaman and of her career as a teacher in North Side and West Bay. It was also a pleasure to meet close family and friends including the Honourable Ezzard Miller JP, MLA, representative for North Side.
“British Overseas Territories Citizens are of course eligible to apply for a birthday letter from Her Majesty the Queen to mark the momentous occasion. It is a simple application process and I would encourage family members to apply - reaching your 100th birthday is a fantastic achievement which should be celebrated.”
Applications can be made to the following website: https://www.gov.uk/get-birthday-anniversary-message-from-queen up to five weeks before the birthday and up to six months after for a belated birthday message.