NAOMI House & Jacksplace celebrated their 21st birthday at the weekend by throwing a family fete and open day.

The hospice charity invited its supporters to join them on Saturday (September 8), for a day of festivities including a petting farm, face painting, stalls, refreshments and a raffle.

Live entertainment kept more than 500 visitors happy throughout the day, including rock choir from Osborne School, Rubik's Cube, a one-man bubble show and traditional saxophone group, Saxophony,

Additionally visitors were invited to look around Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices to learn about the facilities and care on offer to life-limited children.

The hospices are currently caring for 325 children and young adults, and wanted to show the public how this is achieved and what their donations contribute to while celebrating the milestone birthday.

Chief Executive of Naomi House & Jacksplace, Mark Smith said: “I am delighted that so many people came to support us and look around our fantastic facilities.

"We are totally dependent on the generosity of individuals, businesses and community groups, so it is essential that we are visible to all our supporters in the community, and that people have the opportunity to see our hospices for themselves, to meet our staff and learn about the vital care and support we offer children and young adults across the region."

Mark added: "It was a great pleasure for everyone at Naomi House to welcome so many supporters to our hospices and show them just what their fabulous efforts have helped to create and maintain over 21 years of care.”