PAKISTAN charity in East Lancashire has been recognised by County Hall for their community work.

The Community Lighthouse Foundation has been commended for their work with widows, orphans, the poor and the needy of Pakistan.

The group works in three distinct areas, including overseas aid, youth development and the local community in Pendle.

Plans have been made to build a 'Training and Education Centre' or the neediest children, especially orphans and poor children in Gujrat.

Community Lighthouse also runs youth activities in Burnley working closely with Burnley FC in the Community to help up to 75 young people stay focused through football sessions and coaching organized at Prairie Sports Village every Friday.

Lancashire county councillor Azhar Ali said: “Community Lighthouse Foundation are really doing some great work that is making a difference in the Burnley and Pendle community as well as helping the less fortunate overseas.”