Three west Dorset eateries are joining Action Against Hunger’s campaign to end child hunger.

Hive Beach Café, The Watch House Café and The Club House restaurant are taking part in Action Against Hunger’s Love Food Give Food campaign, which involves restaurants across the UK raising funds for the charity’s fight against child hunger.

In order to support the charity in reaching £500,000 - enough money to provide life-saving treatment to more than 13,000 children - the restaurants will be adding a voluntary £1 to table bills during September and October.

Matthew White, director of fundraising and communications at Action Against Hunger, said: “I can’t express how grateful we are to have Hive Beach Café, The Watch House Café and The Club House Restaurant and all the other restaurants who are supporting us this year.

“Their support will make a real difference to thousands of children around the world.

“Now we just need the people of west Dorset to come and support their local restaurants. Every £1 raised can provide a day’s worth of life-saving and nutritious food for a child in need. So not only will you be enjoying a good meal and supporting a local restaurant, you will also be helping to change the lives of thousands of children around the world.”

Operational in 47 countries, Action Against Hunger specialises in providing life-saving food and nutrition to people in need.

The money raised will go towards funding their programmes, including supporting mothers and babies, severely malnourished children and the work they are undertaking in Yemen and the Democratic Republic of Congo.