Property firm Bidwells of Kings Langley High Street has adopted the charity "Pepper" as its fundraising focus during this, it’s 175th anniversary.

As well as raising cash for pepper,  the company has pledged to give every member of staff two fully paid days to volunteer and help other local charities.

Pepper provides funds for The Pepper Children's nurses managed by The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home Service (IRHH).

The nurses provide professional and loving home care on a 24 hour, 365 days of the year - on-call basis, for seriously ill children throughout Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Chairman of the Pepper Foundation John Allwood  said: "We are extremely grateful to Bidwells for selecting us to be their charity of the year. We are looking forward to supporting the money raising activities which will help to fund the pepper nurses who do such a fantastic job looking after children with life limiting conditions throughout the Chilterns.

"The work Pepper does is absolutely critical to the community it serves because it steps in when parents, families and children are at their most vulnerable and in greatest need for support and guidance" said Lucie Stone, Head of Kings Langley Bidwells.

"Having personally met the Pepper team and nurses, I am twice as determined to help them with the great work that they do.

"Please help us make a difference in any way you can."

Established 175 years ago, today Bidwells is one of the UK's leading property consultancies employing almost 500 people in 12 offices across England and Scotland and provide a full range of services across the commercial, residential and rural sectors.