HEREFORDSHIRE'S MPs have helped raise the profile of a Herefordshire charity in the Houses of Parliament.

Jesse Norman and Bill Wiggin took part in St Michael's Hospice's Big Tea event by holding a reception at the government headquarters in central London.

Food and drink producers from the county, including Wye Valley Brewery, Tyrrells and Bartonsham Dairies, were represented during the afternoon.

Food on offer to guests included fresh Herefordshire strawberries and cream scones.

“It was tremendous to be able to celebrate some of the best of Herefordshire produce in Westminster with such an excellent spread provided by the Hospice Catering Team," said Mr Wiggin.

"I was delighted to support St Michael’s “Big Tea” month with an event in the Houses of Parliament.”

Guests, who included Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones, heard how St Michael's supports people living over the Welsh border.

They were also told about the catering team which is trying to secure £50,000 to enable them to move from temporary facilities to a new purpose-built facility.