Women in Burnley are hosting a charity fundraiser to raise money for those affected by the earthquakes in Syria last month.

Volunteers for UK-based charity, One Nation, will hold a family-themed event to bring the community together.

On February 6, two earthquakes devastated thousands of people in Turkey and Syria.

One month later, more than 52,800 deaths have been confirmed - more than 46,100 in Turkey, and more than 6,700 in Syria.

The fundraiser will see small businesses on market stalls selling items, from discount clothing to resin jewellery, with the money raised going directly to Syria.

There will also be food stalls, face painting, cakes, a bouncy castle, and children’s activities. The funds will go to One Nation’s Syria Appeal.

The free event will take place on Sunday 12 March between 11am and 5pm at Burnley Boys and Girls Club, on Barden Lane.

Co-organiser Farzana Kauser said: “The aim is to raise as much funds as we possibly can and have the option to really help.

“It’s my little bit to make a difference.

“I’ve just done my little part and I hope that I can make a difference with the fundraising, you know, and I can bring people on this journey with me.”

The venue was offered up by the Burnley Boys and Girls Club charity and is also partnered with Unity Trust House as well as One Nation volunteers, who are helping to manage the event.

The funds will go to tend medical aid, provide blankets, and create temporary shelters for the families that have been rescued with the One Nation temporary accommodation project.