MARIE Curie's Cardiff and Vale Hospice in Penarth welcomed South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies to see how they support terminally ill people and their families.

Mr Davies also supported the launch of Marie Curie’s annual Daffodil Appeal in the Senedd last month.

As well as offering in-patient care, the hospice also provides day services, as well as help for families.

There are currently 30 beds in the in-patient unit, which seeks to provide bright, modern surroundings overlooking the sea.

Mr Davies praised the hospice for the invaluable support it provides, and urged people to give generously to Marie Curie to help continue the work.

Mr Davies said: “Marie Curie provide a fantastic level of support for terminally ill people and their families, and the Cardiff and Vale Hospice is a great facility.

“People using the facility are obviously in very difficult circumstances, and the staff here work incredibly hard to make things as pleasant as possible.

“That of course includes the respite services they provide to families, who are also affected by having loved ones suffering terminal illnesses.

“It was good to have the opportunity to see up close how the money Marie Curie raise is spent.

“I’d urge all residents to give generously and support the Great Daffodil Appeal, since it is only through your donations that they can continue their good work.”