In 1991, our local community came together to create a charity - Peace Hospice Care. Their dedication transformed services for local families coping with life-limiting illnesses. We continue to owe those early campaigners and people like you, who support the charity today, a great debt of gratitude.

From the very beginning, the Watford Observer was one of our charity's most loyal supporters. This year, we are very pleased to tell you about a special anniversary appeal they are helping us run - Every Day Matters. Together, we hope to raise £120,000 through the appeal. Please help us reach our goal, if you can, by giving a donation today.

Your gift will go towards our nurses' salaries and help pay for much needed improvements to our patient bedrooms and bathrooms - which have not been modernised in 15 years. Our nurses are indispensable and the improvements needed to the bedrooms and bathrooms are not luxuries - they are important to ensuring the safety, comfort and well-being of our patients. In particular, the shower and toilet facilities are outdated, cramped and difficult to use, particularly when a person needs assistance. Our patients deserve more.

Please support our Every Day Matters appeal and help us be here for local people when they most need us by:

As Declan Carroll, Chief Executive of Peace Hospice Care, explains: "The local community, including the Watford Observer, have always played an instrumental part in developing Peace Hospice Care into what we are today and we are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the newspaper's charity partner for the year. We've always been lucky enough to have the support of the local community and the Every Day Matters appeal really focuses on what is at the heart of hospice care - making every day count!"

Grateful thanks to