Evelyn Metcalf celebrates her 100th birthday at Uniting Hawkesbury Richmond

The royal treatment was given to Uniting Hawkesbury Richmond resident Evelyn Metcalf as she recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

Evelyn was born on her father's property in Toowoomba, Queensland on July 20, 1919.

Centenarian: Evelyn with her family and staff of Uniting Hawkesbury Richmond celebrating Evelyn's 100th birthday. Picture: Supplied

Centenarian: Evelyn with her family and staff of Uniting Hawkesbury Richmond celebrating Evelyn's 100th birthday. Picture: Supplied

One of eight children, Evelyn spent most of her childhood on a farm in Toowoomba. Once she left the farm, she trained as a nursing sister before becoming a midwife and finally a theatre nurse.

At the end of World War II, she married her sweetheart John McNeill and they had four children. Their children children blessed Evelyn and John with 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Undoubtedly, Evelyn has been kept busy since the grandchildren arrived but she says their presence in her life has also helped her "live life to the fullest".

Evelyn's family loves to visit her regularly and were excited to celebrate their matriarch's 100th birthday. It was only fitting that she be given a crown for her birthday celebrations.

A professional singer was brought to Uniting Hawkesbury Richmond to help celebrate Evelyn's big day.

Evelyn enjoyed the effort the team put into organising the celebration for her big day.

Evelyn said one of the secrets of her journey to becoming a centenarian was listening to music, which kept her active and alive.

"Always enjoy music, it is one of life's greatest gift, even though we can't hear as well as we used to, it's still a joy to listen to music," she said.

Entertainment: A professional singer was hired to help celebrate Evelyn's big day. Picture: Supplied

Entertainment: A professional singer was hired to help celebrate Evelyn's big day. Picture: Supplied

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