A display in support of a hospice has received so much support that it has been extended for an extra week.

The Poppy Appeal being run at the intu Watford shopping centre by the Peace Hospice has been so successful that it will stay in place until Sunday, September 17.

The handcrafted metal flowers have been on display since July, and have been seen by roughly 1.2 million people since they were put in place.

The appeal allows members of the public to dedicate a poppy to the memory of a loved one for a donation towards the charities work.

The hospice relies on £5 million in donations each year to provide care for patients, families and carers facing life-limiting illnesses.

Peace Hospice Care’s Direct Marketing Manager Deana Cadden, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the huge support we have received from intu Watford.

“Their display has helped raise awareness about our charity and the services we provide to help people with life-limiting illnesses, and their loved ones.

“As a result of intu’s support, the poppy appeal has reached many more people, who have been able to commemorate their loved one’s memory in a very personal and moving way.”

For more information or to dedicate a poppy visit www.peacehospicecare.org.uk/peacepoppy or call 01923 330 340.