A BASINGSTOKE-based job club has held an event that has donated hundreds to charity.

The M3 Job Club held its Christmas event on December 14, around the theme, 'connecting members to business', with special guests Dr Mike Short, chief scientific advisor to the Department of International Trade, and mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Seán Keating.

The event raised £212 that will enable members from outside the area to benefit from their workshops and professional coaching.

The next Job Club event is taking place on Friday. 4 January, from 9am to 12.30pm at Carnival Hall, where there will be opportunities to network and gain support from the hosts, presenters and fellow members of the Job Club, in order to get back into work.