Phyllis Seabright, from Bournemouth, took a trip to Portland with 48 of her friends and family as part of a three-day celebration for her milestone 100th  birthday recently.

She told friends and family that instead of presents she would like donations to the Lewis-Manning Hospice, which offers palliative care to those with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Her son Robin, said: “On Sunday she had a party with all the residents of Selby Close, her family and friends. It raised £400 for Lewis-Manning Hospice, who she has supported for many years.

He added: “The day before, we had a coach trip for 48 people to Portland.

“Originally, I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday and she said ‘nothing’. Then, my wife, Maureen, and I mentioned about a coach trip, which she liked the sound of, and we asked her to write down all the names of the people that she wanted to be there.

“She came back to us with a list of 87 people, but we could only take half and she had a great day out.

“She has got a very active mind and a good memory.”