A CARE home has helped an 88-year-old resident tick an item off his bucket list.

Reginald Holman, who lives in Victoria Chartwell care home, in Hove, has always wanted to go on a Mediterranean Cruise.

Due to his poor mobility and medical conditions, Reginald is unable to take an actual trip, so staff recreated one in the home.

The party was arranged in the communal area and all the residents were given invites to the "cruise liner" to be greeted by the captain.

Reginald, or Reg, was also surprised with a visit from his daughter and a Skype call with his other daughter in Australia.

The Argus: Reginald Holman with Daughter Rae and Bridger via zoom call in AustraliaReginald Holman with Daughter Rae and Bridger via zoom call in Australia

A spokeswoman for the home said: "Reg was very emotional but was clearly overjoyed to have his family there."

The cruise liner than set sail and the captain introduced the entertainment for the day, which was singer, Tania, who entertained the residents with nautical themed songs and old classics.

The spokeswoman said Reg got up and sang one of his favourite songs by Johnny Mathis.

The Argus: Reginal Holman with singer

A Mediterranean lunch followed the entertainment, with humus and pitta starters, chicken skewer, rice and halloumi, followed by baklava for desserts, all washed down with exotic cocktails.

Pictures taken from the party show Reg enjoying the day along with other residents.