An outdoor clothing chain is hoping their new campaign makes bags of money for charity.

On Tuesday, July 3, Mountain Warehouse will be launching a collection of five printed canvas bags in all its United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland stores.

The 200 local charities, which have been nominated by each store, will receive 100 per cent of the profits from each bag sold.

The chain has two stores in West Dorset, in Bridport and Lyme Regis, with both stores tasked with picking a charity which they felt passionate about due to the positive work they are doing in the community.

The Bridport store has chosen the British Heart Foundation's 'Hearties' group, which works with heart patients in Bridport.

In West Dorset, more than 350 people die from cardiovascular disease, and there are more than 14,000 people with a heart of circulatory condition.

Roger Lewis, who runs the Bridport Hearties, said: "It's brilliant. Recently we raised more than £600, which acted as a part-payment for a defibrillator in Bridport Leisure Centre.

"We could do another one if enough is made, or we could make a donation to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance."

The Lyme Regis store has picked the Lyme Regis Development Trust, which promotes the economic and social well-being of Lyme Regis.

Terri Tipping, CEO of the Lyme Regis Development Trust, said: "We are delighted and honoured to have been selected by Mountain Warehouse in Lyme Regis.

"It is a much appreciated surprise and gesture.

"We would look to use any monies donated towards continuing to use the Hub to facilitate and organise activities for young people.

"The Hub is currently used by nine different groups which focus on activities for young people and provides a great resource locally as this is the only dedicated facility of its kind in Lyme Regis."

The bags will be available in-store for £1.99.