Britain’s oldest person with Down’s syndrome celebrates his 77th birthday

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Georgie with niece Nikki WrightGeorgie with niece Nikki Wright (Image: Adam Hughes / SWNS)

Georgie Wildgust's family credit a healthy social life and a love of dancing for him reaching his age. He celebrated his milestone birthday last month with family and friends at Watcombe Circus care home in Carrington, Nottingham. Georgie moved there in 1993 after his mother's death. Niece Nikki Wright, 44, from East Leake, Notts, who visits him every week, said: "We're all very proud of him.

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"It's amazing for him to get to this age. My grandma was told he would not live past 10 years old because of his Down's syndrome. But they were wrong. Look at him now.

"It's probably because he had such a lovely childhood with my grandma and granddad, and when he came into the home as well he really was looked after.

He still is and they spoil him rotten. He is happy here and is surrounded by 12 other residents around the same age.

"He was always told by his mum that he can do anything and because of that, he has always been very independent.

"My grandma was a dressmaker and granddad worked down the pit.

"Nobody picked on him, they all took him under their wing and looked after him.

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