MEDIA personality Vicky Pattison paid a visit to the Marie Curie Hospice Cardiff and the Vale to chat to some of the long-serving volunteers.

Ms Pattison, who is known for appearing on Geordie Shore, met Geoff Mortimer and 86-year-old Basil Priest. Mr Priest has been volunteering at the Penarth hospice since 1987 and was inspired to start assisting the charity after his wife was cared for at the hospice.

He previously met Ms Pattison last year when he won the category for Best Volunteer at the Who Cares Wins Awards.

Ms Pattison said: "When I first met Basil I was in awe of this wonderful man’s selfless commitment, and honestly jumped at the chance to spend the day with him and his fellow volunteers and staff.

"Marie Curie have provided vital care and support for more than 50,000 people living with a terminal illness in the last year alone, and it’s people like the incredible Basil, and all the volunteers, that allow them to carry on their good work. I have nothing but love and admiration for Basil and all those at Marie Curie - what total legends."

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people living with any terminal illness and their families, and volunteers give their time in a wide variety of roles which include supporting staff, patients and their families at Marie Curie Hospices across the UK.

Mr Priest supports the hospice maintenance team, checking the water, helping with blood runs and chatting to patients and their families to make them feel welcome.