FAMILIES at the Marie Curie hospice in Penarth marked the Easter weekend with a special service and afternoon tea.

Reverend Mark Jones, of the parish of Penarth and Llandough, held a short service and communion in the day therapy unit before residents enjoyed afternoon tea made by the hospice’s kitchen staff.

Nurses also attended with patients and their families to help distribute tea and food.

Deputy ward sister Gill Davies, who organised the event, said: “We try all year round to make sure patients and their families are included in festivities and celebrations.

“We are grateful to Reverend Mark for performing the service for our patients, and to our kitchen and ward staff for all their help and support for the event.”

The hospice provides round-the-clock care and support to people living with terminal illnesses and their families.

To find out how you can help, visit mariecurie.org.uk