A West Cumbrian football team for people with disabilities has been given a financial boost by local freemasons.

Workington's St John's Lodge presented £250 to West Cumbria United to help enable the team to take part in league games.

The club was set up in 2007 with the help of the Football Association as a way of getting people with mental health difficulties, physical disabilities or learning disabilities involved in the sport.

Jonathan Ostle became involved as a volunteer in 2009 and in 2012 took over the running of the club, where he is now the main coach.

He said: "We train once a week at Lakes College on a Wednesday between 5pm and 6pm and anyone is welcome. The only stipulation is you have a disability and are aged 16 or over.

"In 2018/19 we agreed to join Windscale AFC, and hope that with their help along with the very generous donations and support made by various organisations we hope to go from strength to strength in the future."

The cash will go towards the cost of transporting plays to Carlisle each month to take part in the Cumberland Building Society Ability Counts league.

Jonathan said the club was overwhelmed by the generosity of the donation.