A charity for ethnic minorities has been awarded £200 after its work impressed members of Witham Rotary Club.

Klementyna de Sternberg Stojałowska and her colleague Anna Szwagiel work at the Polish Children’s Club at Braintree’s Carousel Centre, in Chapel Hill, which has taught youngsters about Poland for the last eight years.

They are both members of charity Real and Enthusiastic Voice of Integration (REVI) which helps cultural minorities to integrate with the community and feel safe and confident.

The cash will buy crayons and activity supplies for the club’s 40 members, aged three to 11.

Michael Miller, chairman of Witham Rotary Club, spotted their stall at a Polish Day in George Yard in September and invited them to tell the club more about their work.

On Tuesday, the two women entertained the club with a talk and slideshow about Poland at the Rivenhall Hotel.

The group also tucked into some traditional Polish sausage - ‘kielbasa’ - and Polish tender loin of pork - ‘karkowka’ - to get into the spirit.

Mr Miller said: "I think it is great to highlight this group and support them - they do a very good job that is well-needed in our community.

"The two ladies did a lovely speech and hopefully they will come to do another talk again."