A fundraising party helped raise more than £1,200 for a charity that provides end-of-life care.

Peace Hospice Care says it has received the welcome funds following a Chanukah party.

Mayor of Elstree & Borehamwood Cllr Simon Rubner, was joined by Rabbi Chaim Hoch of Elstree & Borehamwood Chabad, Yolanda Woolf, trustee at Peace Hospice Care, and Jo Marovitch, starlight manager at the hospice, and guests at the event held at Fairway Hall in Borehamwood.

Cllr Rubner said: "I was very pleased to help raise over £1,200 for Peace Hospice Care at my Chanukah Party. My thanks go to the sponsors, organisers, volunteers and party guests that made this event such a success.

"We received great feedback from the guests who all had a good time. Although this was a Chanukah Party, I was delighted to welcome a diverse number of guests to an event only a couple of days before Christmas. Peace Hospice Care provides an essential service to residents of Elstree and Borehamwood with life-limiting conditions and their families.

"This care does not come cheap and I hope that as Mayor I can help not only raise much needed funds but also increase awareness and the profile of the charity."

Rabbi Hoch said: "It was an honour to be invited to the Mayor’s Chanukah party and I hope it will be the first of many. I was inspired to see the cross communal involvement of so many people from different backgrounds. The opportunity to spread awareness of the amazing work that Peace Hospice Care does was an important step towards increasing the involvement of the local community in Elstree & Borehamwood. I applaud the hard work of the mayor and Yolanda Woolf in facilitating this event, may they go from strength to strength in their fantastic work."

Jo Marovitch, added: "We are so grateful to Councillor Simon Rubner for all the support he is giving Peace Hospice Care. The event was a success and will help to raise the profile of the work we do in Elstree and Borehamwood."