SCORES of people strolled through an sea of yellow as they supported Sobell House’s annual Daffodil Walk.

The event , which raises vital funds for the charity, was held today in the idyllic 15-acre garden of Adwell House, near Thame.

Supporters of the charity - many of whom had seen staff at Sobell House tend to a loved one in their final days - turned out in their droves despite the less-than-perfect weather.

Those taking part wrapped up in hooded coats and held umbrellas as they made their way through the stunning garden.

Tim Wraith, of the charity, said the day had secured itself a reputation as a staple of Oxfordshire’s annual calendar.

He said there was something about Adwell House, home to supporters Tom and Imogen Birch Reynardson, that made the event truly special.

Mr Wraith, who is the corporate partnerships manager at Sobell, said: “The location is just brilliant. It really is wonderful. It’s a really peaceful setting and the daffodils themselves are beautiful.

“I think it’s just such a unique place.

“I think people also get sick of all the bad weather through the winter and come out for the spring.”

Adwell House is set among more than 15 acres of manicured lawns and picturesque woodland, in which 30,000 daffodils of 300 varieties are blooming.

Visitors are able to get in on the day for a small fee and all the funds raised go to the Headington hospice.

The centre in the grounds of the Churchill Hospital is currently in the middle of major plans to expand its palliative and end-of-life care for adults with life-limiting conditions.

Mr Wraith spoke about the community of Sobell supporters - many of whom have personal links to the charity.

He said:”I’m certain that if I spoke to people taking part loads of them would have a personal connection to Sobell.

“We’re a real community-based charity and that charity has touched the lives of so many people.”

He said that many who had witnessed the hospice’s care first-hand for their families and friends often continue supporting the charity.

Mr Wraith also praised the owners of the home who he said required very little help from the charity.

Owner of the home Mr Birch Reynardson, a former High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, described the charity’s approach to palliative care as ‘second to none’.

He said the need for hospice care in the county was growing and that Sobell's ambitious plans needed public support.