SUPPORTERS, volunteers and staff of a Sutton Scotney-based hospice came together for a night of celebration.

Naomi House & Jacksplace organised the event to celebrate another year of the charity and have the opportunity to show its appreciation.

The over 150 guests enjoyed the night at St Mary’s Stadium, in Southampton, with performances from local swing duo, All That Swing, and Love Soul Choir.

Speeches were also made by two young adults who regularly visit Jacksplace, who explained what the hospice means to them, before awards were given out recognising the long-term support that many generous individuals and corporate companies have shown to the charity over the years.

Mark Smith, chief executive at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said: “We were delighted to be joined by so many loyal supporters, who came out to help celebrate our charity in style. We are so proud of how far the hospices have progressed over the years and we’re very much looking forward to the next few years to come, which will involve continuing the development and innovation of Naomi House & Jacksplace. The children, young adults and families we serve are at the centre of what we do, and we wouldn’t be able to provide that vital care without the enormous generosity and continued regular support from our community.

“I’d like to say a special well done and thank you to our worthy award winners.”

The winners were:

- Peter Lee Award for Long Term Support - The Concorde Classics Car Show Committee

- Mary Cornelius-Reid Award for Inspirational Support - Martin Whitman

- Chief Executive’s Award for Community Support – Maule & Taylor

- Life President’s Award for Voluntary Support – David James, maintenance volunteer

- Chair’s Award for Corporate Support – Bovis Homes

The night finished off with a raffle, games and dancing.