The community is invited to join together at Peace Hospice Care’s annual Lights of Love commemoration ceremony on Tuesday 10 December outside Watford Town Hall from 7pm. The event is for everyone and includes carols, readings and the chance to dedicate a light as the Lights of Love tree is switched on.

This year, the Lights of Love tree will be switched on by Jason Angold, in memory of his late wife, Pauline, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. In 2018, Pauline came to the Hospice. Jason said: “Pauline arrived at the Inpatient Unit and immediately we all felt cared for and understood. Nothing was too much to ask. As soon as you walk through the door, the privacy offered and the environment – it felt like an extended family, like people really cared – and I felt cared for too. It’s difficult to put into words. The experience was the best it could have been – I couldn’t fault it. To this day, I wish we’d been involved with the Hospice sooner.”

To find out more about Lights of Love, please see: www.peacehospicecare.org.uk/event/lights-of-love/, email: fundraising@peacehospicecare.org.uk, or call: 01923 330 349.

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A few words from Visit Watford during Coronavirus

During these testing times, we all need to stay active and make compromises. We know that the reason you usually come to our channels is for a dose of inspiration and ideas on the very best ways to organise your visit or spend your free time across Watford.

Making a trip out of the house to explore over the coming weeks is not recommended by the government and we want you to stay safe and protect your loved ones. However, here at Visit Watford we are still committed to sharing with you everything that’s great about our town.

Thus, you may see some changes to the content we’ll be posting; with more of a focus on supporting our community, sharing a few things to look forward to, and providing a little distraction during times where you may be stuck indoors.

We’ll be championing Watford’s independent businesses, keeping you up to date with great stories from our community and continuing to share incredible photos from across the area which we hope will put a smile on your face – visit our social media channels for more.

Got ideas of content you’d like to see from us? Nominate your neighbour or friend as a local hero, if you think they deserve a special mention – we’d love to hear your story! Get in touch at marketing@visitwatford.com or share it on social media & tag us/ use the hashtag #watfordlocalhero.

Stay safe,
Visit Watford team