A BROADWAY care home has launched the Grace Jones Award, in memory of the former oldest living person in Britain.

Nicknamed 'Amazing Grace' Mrs Jones died at the age of 112 in June.

Her family, friends and staff at Brompton House were keen to remember the supercentenarian, nicknamed Amazing Grace, on what would have been her 113th birthday on Monday.

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A birthday party was held in memory of Mrs Jones at Brompton House, which had bunting, balloons and sparkles. Entertainment on the day included a performance from Grace’s daughter, Deidre McCarthy, who played a number of Grace’s favourite songs on the piano.

The main event was the launch of the special Grace Jones Award, which is a new annual award for a carer who demonstrates love for life. It will be presented annually on September 16, what would have been her birthday.

Grace’s daughter, Deidre McCarthy, presented the award to the first ever winner, Holly Armstrong, the wellbeing coordinator at Brompton House. As part of the award, she received a cash prize and afternoon tea at Buckland Manor.

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Ms McCarthy said: "It was a lovely party, they went to a lot of trouble. She made a big impact at Brompton House in the short time she was there. The carers award is a good way of remembering what my mother stood for."

Zoe Miller, home manager at Brompton House, said: “Grace was a truly amazing and inspiring lady who touched the lives of so many living and working at Brompton House.

"We were delighted to have launched the Grace Jones Award to put a smile on people’s faces in memory of such an amazing lady.”

Meanwhile a tree was also planted in Mrs Jones' memory at Buckland Manor on Tuesday afternoon.