A sprightly 102-year-old has celebrated her birthday in style at a Norfolk care home with more than 350 cards congratulating her.

A delighted Kate Roberts, a resident of Ritson Lodge Care Home in Hopton, was surrounded by birthday cards on Saturday.

The care home had put out an appeal for people to send in cards, with 368 sent in for Mrs Roberts' big day.

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She also received flowers and cakes.

On the day Mrs Roberts was also visited by members of the local community, including many children, to help celebrate her birthday and the care home enjoyed a visit by a pony from a nearby riding school.

During the day the former midwife and college teacher also showed people how she still keeps fit by exercising in the home's lounge.

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It was said she puts her long life down to never sitting down and always eating healthily.

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She enjoys exercise, can still touch her toes and is often to be found on the floor doing overhead bicycling in the middle of the residents' lounge.

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Emma Haire, the activities assistant at Ritson Lodge who organised the special birthday celebrations, said: "Kate was overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and kindness.

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"She has shown us some moves and has felt like royalty.  It was a fantastic emotional day and has truly been magical.

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"Everyone has been so kind and all the residents loved that a pony was allowed in Ritson Lodge 

"Kate had visitors from the community coming in all day to drop off cards and flowers and some even sang happy birthday to her.

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"It is amazing we managed to get that amount of cards for Kate in a week."

The care home wanted to thank everyone who has sent in cards and helped Mrs Roberts celebrate her 102nd birthday in style.