Thousands of pounds in donations have flooded in for a women's charity after it was featured on a hit new BBC series.

Donations have poured in for Women's Community Matters in Barrow after the charity was spotlighted on the BBC Two series The Lakes with Simon Reeve.

The first episode of the three-part series, which aired on Sunday, saw the 49-year-old adventurer Simon Reeve explore the sites of Barrow and the Lake District.

Reeve started his journey in the Lakes speaking to environmentalists who are looking at ways of maintaining the landscape before heading down the A590 to Barrow.

After paying a visit to the shipyard, Reeve then ventured to the Nan Tait Centre in Barrow where Women's Community Matters senior officer, Rebecca Robson, told him of their work helping the community.

Robson talked him through what they do in the 'warehouse' of clothes, revealing they have given out a quarter of a million items in the last few years.

The charity representative, labelled 'inspiring' by Reeve, spoke with emotion of the struggles women had during lockdown and saw a quadrupling in support.

Reeve was shocked by the requirement of 'flee bags' for women who are running for their lives at the risk of being killed.

Following the show's broadcast, the charity received just short of £10,000 from kind-hearted donors, including a number of parcels and clothing items.

The team took to social media to share their elation at the donations.

A spokesman said: "We just wanted to say thank you again for the donations received since we appeared on The Lakes with Simon Reeve.

"As of today we've received just short of £10,000 including some monthly direct debits and a number of parcels/donations containing useful items such as sanitary products and also a number of donations to the clothes bank etc.

"Thank you all so very much."

Reeve ended his trip to Barrow by joining the youth group charity The Brathay Trust, where he heard about how outdoor activities helped young people 'expand their horizons' and gain 'confidence and self-esteem'.

The second episode of The Lakes with Simon Reeve will air on Sunday at 9pm on BBC Two.