Your favourite local paper has given local charities the chance to take a share of a whopping £125k cash giveaway.

Our parent company’s charitable arm, The Gannett Foundation, is providing £125k in cash to support local charities across the country and we are delighted to have a £25k share to give away in our area.

After weeks of asking our readers to nominate and vote for their most deserving charity we can reveal Cumbria wildlife Trust and Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice are the lucky grant winners.

Vanessa Sims, regional group editor Newsquest Cumbria said: "Newsquest Cumbria is excited to be able to offer support for such worthy charities and great local causes.

"Our readers have well and truly got behind our charities this year. Votes poured in in their thousands.

"Here at Newsquest Cumbria we have been proud to play a part in supporting such important charities."

Cumbria’s Jigsaw Children’s Hospice is to receive £1,829.45 and Cumbria Wildlife Trust is to receive £3,429.27.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is the only voluntary organisation devoted solely to the conservation of the wildlife and wildplaces of Cumbria. The Trust stands up for wildlife, creates wildlife havens, and seeks to raise environmental awareness.

Formed in 1962 and supported by thousands of members and supporters, the Trust cares for 40 nature reserves, campaigns for the protection of endangered habitats and species such as limestone pavements and red squirrels, and works with adults and children to discover the importance of the natural world.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is part of a partnership of 46 local Wildlife Trusts across the UK. With more than 800,000 members and 2,300 nature reserves, The Wildlife Trusts is the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to conserving the full range of the UK’s habitats and species.

Jigsaw Children's Hospice provides day to day care, support and activities to children and young people living with a life limiting illness. Care is provided in a home from home setting and each young person’s care is personalised towards their own needs.

The charity's ethos is to work in partnership with the children and young adults, their family, carers and other professional. The staff aim to maintain the children and young adult’s normal routine and make each stay as special and as enjoyable as possible.