A TEA party was held in Pontypool at the weekend to raise money for St David’s Hospice Care.

Held on July 27 in Blaendare Road, organiser Sally Acourt and a team of helpers collected raffle prizes for the day.

She said: “The community has been very generous with their support, including donations and loan of furniture.

“Weare extremely grateful to Carlisle Brake Products and Community councillor Geoff Jones for their support, and the Upper Race Club in Blaendare.

“We decided to support St David’s because their Hospice At Home nurses cared for one of our dear neighbours, Don Pinney, who sadly passed away in November.

“However, with the help of the St David’s nurses he was able to spend his last days at home, which meant a great deal to his wife, Coral.”

The group invited guests to wear hats to the event or pay a forfeit and the event also included a bottle stall, raffle, name the doll and hook a duck.

So far the event has raised £550.

A St David’s spokeswoman said: “We rely heavily on the support of the local community and business’s to help us raise funds, so that we can continue providing our free Hospice at Home services to patients and their families.”