The town’s leisure centre has received a boost of nearly £400.

Bridport Leisure Centre was chosen as one of the local charities to benefit from the Waitrose Community Matters Scheme.

Shoppers in the supermarket are given a green token at the till and can choose one of three charities to support by putting the token in the chosen charity’s box.

Bridport Leisure Centre is managed by Bridport and West Dorset Sports Trust, a non-profit making organisation which also manages The Hyde Real Tennis Court in Walditch.

The trust’s key objective is to provide an affordable, accessible and all-inclusive facility and range of activities.

The centre caters for a number of schools, clubs, organisations and societies and attracts more than 250,000 visits each year.

The green token scheme raised £390 for the centre.

Centre manager Will Thrower said: “Bridport and West Dorset Sports Trust is extremely grateful for the generosity of Waitrose and their customers, who chose Bridport Leisure Centre as their chosen benefactor of the green token scheme.

“The money donated has been put towards a new bouncy castle for the children of Bridport and the surrounding area to enjoy, whether it be for a birthday party, gym tots or during our holiday activity programme.”