A Falmouth home has taken two residents, one of whom is 99, for a helicopter ride as part of their Seize the Day initiative.

MHA Langholme arranged for residents Alexander ‘Sandy’ Whyte and Doreen Bulmer 99 years young to go on a helicopter flight over the rugged north Cornwall coastline.

Doreen was one of the oldest passengers they had ever had but she had no trouble climbing in and out of the helicopter and a great day was had by all.

The two residents were accompanied by staff members to Perranporth Airfield by a volunteer minibus driver, who himself used to be a helicopter pilot.

The initiative encourages residents to re-experience activities or events from the past or to do something they would like to do for the first time.

Following a pre-flight briefing the residents were well on their way and enjoyed the sights from above.

Speaking after the trip Doreen said: “ I really enjoyed myself and saw the opportunity to go on the weekly activities listing and asked if I could go.

“It was very liberating and we got a great view of the coastline.

“It was something and somewhere different, I am not scared of anything and would love to do this again.

Alexander added: ”I want to thank LInda, our activities coordinator for arranging this trip.

“It was just a general interest I had, and I am glad I went on the ride.

“It was fascinating to see the North Coast of Cornwall from a view for the first time in 80 years.

“I really enjoyed the companionship on the minibus on the way to the ride and it's certainly something I would do again”