War veteran receives 100 cards for his 100th birthday

Kenneth Holmes. Credit: Ilson Gnome

100 cards have been sent out by members of the public to celebrate World War II veteran Kenneth Holmes' birthday.

An appeal was sent out to all local schools and pupils to make a card for Ken to help him celebrate his 100th birthday in isolation.

The appeal had a fantastic response with cards being sent from far and wide to commemorate his life.

He even got a special surprise card from Her Majesty the Queen!

Today (15th May) a party was thrown for him attended by his local police force and friends who united together, at a distance, to sing happy birthday.

One of the cards sent to Kenneth. Credit: Ilson Gnome