Day care patients at St Leonard’s Hospice held an afternoon tea with cupcakes they had made themselves – and had their photographs taken as The Queen and Prince Philip in a seaside-style board with cut-out faces as part of their own street party.

The hospice’s day care welcomes up to 14 patients each weekday. They attend the hospice to enjoy companionship and support, as well as to enjoy various activities.

With the help of Adie French, the hospice’s artist in residence, activities co-ordinator Carol Slawson and other staff, they made yards of red, white and blue bunting and planted flowers.

Emma Johnson, director of clinical care, said: “We are really excited to be able to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee together, and everyone has really got into the spirit of the event.”