Peace Hospice Care has been chosen as Charity of the Year by Watford-based law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV).

Each year, staff at VWV nominate a charity to partner with and raise money through a variety of fundraising activities, as well as donations from the charitable trust. Peace Hospice Care is delighted to be chosen as VWV’s charity partner for 2016/2017.

Peace Hospice Care is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals, families and carers facing a life-limiting illness by providing specialist care and support to patients in the setting of their choice. The charity provides rehabilitation and wellbeing services, inpatient care, hospice at home and supportive care including bereavement support. It costs over £5 million to run and develop these services for a year, which is why the support of the local community and local businesses is so vital.

As well as fundraising for Peace Hospice Care, VWV is also looking forward to building a close working relationship with the charity by learning more about its work from the dedicated team at the Hospice who provide invaluable support to members of the Watford Community.

Richard Phillips, Partner at VWV Watford said:

“I am delighted that we are able to support local charities where our efforts, including fundraising, collecting food for Watford Food Bank and signing up for this year’s Watford Dragon’s Apprentice, can really make a difference.

“Our focus this year however will be Peace Hospice Care and we have individuals already committed to take part in or be marshals at the Push it for Peace event on the 24th September. Our teams in Watford are well used to fundraising. We are hoping to build on this with the Hospice and raise significant funds for Peace Hospice Care."

Ropinder Gill, Director of Fundraising at Peace Hospice Care, said:

"We are thrilled to be working with VWV and it's fantastic that they have come on board with Peace Hospice Care as our Anniversary Partner.  This is a special year as we celebrate 25 years of being at the heart of our community and providing care and support for people facing life-limiting illnesses. Our whole team is very excited that VWV has chosen us as their charity partner and we hope it will be fun and rewarding in equal measures".

Previous charities nominated by VWV’s teams across the UK include Bristol Children's Help Society, The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, St Peter's Hospice, BRACE and St Mungo's Broadway.

For more information about Peace Hospice Care and if you would like to also become their charity partner please visit or call 01923 330330.