All Winnie Blagden’s wanted for 100th birthday was a birthday card. Sadly Winnie does not have any living relatives. She never had any children and after the death of her husband George 35 years ago had no relatives left and only a few friends from church.

The local British radio station was told about Winnie Bladgen and they decided to post a plead for help on Facebook. The post went viral and Winnie received a birthday surprise that she could have never imagined.

In the end, Blagden received 16,000 cards, they were mixed in with gifts and boxes of chocolate.

“‘It’s lovely,’ she said of her birthday haul. ‘I’m not used to this, it’s all a bit overwhelming. It’s beautiful and I just wish I could thank everyone individually,” Blagden told BBC Radio Sheffield.