A North Yorkshire woman has celebrated her 104th birthday, telling people she's "still able to party."

Celebrations have been in full swing at Boroughbridge Manor Care Home, York as one resident, Hetty Launchbury, celebrates her 104th birthday in style.

Hetty, who lived in Knaresborough before moving to the care home,  was joined by staff, relatives, friends and other residents as she celebrated her landmark birthday.

A ‘Glow Disco’ was held at the home and guests enjoyed a party with music provided by Rebekah Austin and a special birthday cake made by the home’s chef.

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Birthday girl Hetty said: “What a wonderful time I’ve had today seeing all my family and friends here under one roof so that we could enjoy this special day together!

"I just can’t believe I’m 104 today and still able to enjoy a party!"

Hetty was surprised by a visit from her 99-year-old sister, and together they were able to enjoy the celebrations. 

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Guests at Hetty's 104th birthday bash included the local Mayor, Cllr Pauline Phillips.

Speaking about the ideas for Hetty’s birthday, activity coordinator Leoni Senior, said: “We have celebrated the day with ‘Hetty’s big glow disco’. The idea for this came when Hetty told me she’s never held a glowstick, we just knew that at the fantastic age of 104, we had to make this happen!”

Kelly Angus, Operational Manager of Barchester added: “We’re delighted to be celebrating a truly remarkable woman as she reaches this amazing milestone. Hetty is such a popular resident who always has an interesting tale to tell, and we look forward to hearing many more!”