A club that helps people find work has received a much-welcomed boost.

Members of Skills Training Bridport, which runs the Bridport Job Club from the library on South Street, have thanked Waitrose’s community fund for its cheque for £520 as the result of its March community collection.

Tony Benson runs the club, which helps between 15 and 20 local job seekers every week with CVs, job search and interview skills.

Mr Benson said: "We'd also like to thank the people of Bridport for giving us their green tokens.

"It takes a lot of time and effort to raise the relatively small amount of funding - around £6000 per year - needed to keep the club up and running‎, and charities and fundraising groups in Bridport, such as the Lions, Bridport charities and the town council have also been very generous, and we'd like to thank them as well but we are always looking for money to keep the club going."

Councillors Ros Kayes and Kelvin Clayton also help with the club.

Cllr Kayes said: "I've always felt that a small, local job club where there is the support of the local community and good interaction with Job Centre Plus, is the most successful way of helping local people find work and I'd like to thank those community members and staff at JCP for their help and advice. We're lucky of course to have Kelvin as well - he was a career advisor in a past life. We are also fortunate to have Malcolm Dowty with many years’ experience. It makes for a great team.”

The job club, which took over from an entirely volunteer run advice service which folded, has been going since 2013 and meets at Bridport Library from 2pm-4pm every Tuesday.

Job seekers of all ages and backgrounds are most welcome to drop in.