A WEE COUNTY woman celebrated her 100th birthday at her care home in Sauchie this month.

Sadie Don marked the occasion surrounded by family members at the Beechwood Park Nursing Home on Friday, January 25 – and even received a visit from Rev Jim Cochrane.

As a special treat, staff provided sandwiches and scones for the centenarian and her guests, and Sadie's family brought her a birthday cake too.

Sadie was born in Clydebank, but her parents moved her and her four sisters and one brother to Alloa when she was two-years-old.

After attending Sunnyside Primary, she then went to the Grange School, where she enjoyed playing hockey, English and poetry.

During World War Two Sadie was employed in a munitions factory in Manchester, before going on to spend most of her life working for Patons and Baldwins in the Alloa mills.

After the war, Sadie got married to her partner Hugh – who sadly passed away in 1973 while he was in his fifties.

The pair had one son, John, and Sadie now has two grandsons called Andrew and Douglas, as well as two great granddaughters named Megan and Jessica.

Throughout her life, Sadie enjoyed knitting and was a keen baker, as well as a lifelong member of the West Church in Alloa.

When asked what has kept her going for the past 100 years, her daughter-in-law Maureen said: "Genes. Sadie has got good genes and most of her family were very long lived – with several members living into their 90s."

Staff at Beechwood, where Sadie has lived for over four years, could not speak highly of her.

One worker said: "She worked hard throughout her life, right up to when she retired, and she adored her son – speaking about him all the time.

"She is a lovely lady."