HOSPICE patients and staff enjoyed Christmas carols when a charitable group of men paid an annual visit.
The Peterlee and District Lions Club concluded their tour of East Durham and Hartlepool by singing festive songs at Hartlepool and District Hospice.
The group visits a number of care homes and the hospice every Christmas to cheer up residents and staff, and help spread the festive spirit.
Lions club member Tommy Miller said: “Everybody at the hospice thoroughly enjoyed it, and we have been well received at all the homes and the hospice.
“This is the third year that we have done the carol singing, and we are already looking forward to next year.
“We provide it as a service to the community.”
The lions’ services included six popular Christmas carols followed by a medley to round it off. On Monday, they visited care homes in the Seaham and Murton area before spending time in Peterlee and Horden on Tuesday and a first service at Hartlepool Hospice.
They finished off the tour on Wednesday by calling in to care homes in Blackhall and ending up at the hospice in Wells Avenue, Hartlepool. The Lions also took boxes of chocolates for hospice patients to share and enjoy amongst each other and caring staff.