A pharmaceutical company in Watford has raised £20,000 for a citizens advice bureau in the town.

Sigma Pharmaceuticals raised the sum for Citizens Advice Watford, their charity of the year, during their annual conference in Sun City, South Africa.

The charity provides services ranging from free, specialist and impartial advice to supporting 8,000 people annually, many of whom are in crisis situations.

Dr Bharat Shah OBE, founder and managing director at Sigma, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Citizens Advice Watford. It has been eye opening to learn about the life-changing impact the charity has on the lives of so many people.

"We have seen how their expert team work day in and day out to speak up for people who have nowhere else to turn, ensuring they receive the support and services they’re entitled to.”

Sigma will continue to partner with the charity throughout the year.

Others are encouraged to support the organisation either financially or by becoming part of their highly trained volunteer team.

Emma Burgham, chief officer at Citizens Advice Watford, said: "We are enormously grateful to Dr Shah and everyone at Sigma Pharmaceuticals.

"The generosity of their supporters will help us to keep our doors open and our phone lines manned.

"We believe no-one should have to face problems and crises alone."