Rotary in Workington has raised £702 for the fire disaster relief effort in Australia.

Over two weekends both Rotary clubs in Workington, have taken collections at the Hub and at Dunmail Park, Workington, on behalf of the National Rotary appeal.

John Head, from Rotary, said: "The two clubs have been collecting for funds to assist in the recovery phase following the fire disaster in Australia, we are pleased to say that £702 was raised and would like to thank the people who contributed."

The next event for Rotary club of Workington is a jobs fair at St John's community rooms, Washington Street, on February 27, where around twenty companies and training organisation will take part and talk about job opportunities in the area. The event is being held with Inspira and the Job Centre.