SHOPPERS at a supermarket helped boost the coffers of a city charity.

Chester Lions Club member Brian Dickinson asked Morrisons if it could hold a bucket collection at the Bache store just before Christmas.

With the help of the 610 (City of Chester) Squadron Air Training Corps, who packed shoppers bags, the charity raised thousands.

The funds raised were split between the club and the corps and Lions Club president Phil Taylor recently presented commanding officer Matt Crisford with a cheque for more than £2,000.