A WEST Cumbrian bar is doing a walk to raise money for charity.

Staff at The Ski Bar in Port Haverigg Holiday Village are walking a 5k to raise money for homeless charity Shelter.

The walk will take place on Saturday, December 4.

Danni Day, manager of The Ski Bar, discussed the reason behind the fundraiser.

She said: "We came across the Shelter Facebook post saying that they're doing it nationwide.

"I thought it would be a great chance for staff to do something for charity.

"I used to be a housing officer for a homeless organisation in Preston.

"I've always been a big supporter of homeless charities and raising money [for them].

"We all just decided it would be a great thing to do, especially with how cold everything is and how tough the last couple of years have been for everyone.

"I just think it'll be a good fundraiser for the community to get behind."

The group will set off at 10am and will walk round the sea wall before returning to the bar.

The walk is part of the Shelter Walk for Home.

Groups across the country are taking part in walks to raise money to "fight the housing emergency".

Danni said that The Ski Bar were hoping to make their contribution to the charity.

She said: "The goal is [to raise] £100. Obviously money is tight for everyone at the moment and we put that in the post saying that we understand how tough times have been but anything would be great.

"We've raised £50 so we've raised half of it.

"All the staff are going to get sponsors and see how much we've made on the day.

"So far we have about 15 to 20 people, staff members and family that are doing it.

"We're asking if anyone in the community would like to join.

"It's very scenic, it's along the sea wall where we work, you can see over the estuary to Barrow. It should be a good day out."

On their Facebook page, The Ski Bar said: "If you would like to join us on the day or have any questions, please give us a message. Thanks for everything and we will see you on the 4th!!"