A STAFF nurse at a Settle nursing home has been recognised for her commitment and professionalism over 25 years.

Lucy Richardson, who has worked at Anley Hall Nursing Home for the past quarter of a century, was the guest of honour at an afternoon tea party held by residents, relatives and colleagues to commemorate the milestone.

Lucy, 55, was presented with a watch, flowers and a bottle of champagne.

Anley Hall Nursing Home provides nursing care for up to 47 elderly residents, some of whom have dementia.

Lucy said: “I am delighted to be celebrating such a significant milestone. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Anley Hall, having met and worked with some amazing people over the years and I am looking forward to many more years at the home.

“I would like to thank everyone involved with the party, which was a fantastic occasion, as well as for the wonderful gifts that I received.”

Michaela Morrison, manager at Anley Hall, said: “The dedication and professionalism that Lucy has shown over the years is remarkable, and we are lucky to have her. She has grown to become an invaluable member of the team.”