CUMBRIA Wildlife Trust is in the running for a national award in recognition of an inspiring animation.

The short film is part of the charity’s Get Cumbria Buzzing campaign, designed to raise awareness of the serious decline in the numbers of bees and other pollinating insects.

Tanya St.Pierre, Project Manager of Get Cumbria Buzzing, said: "We’re delighted to be in the running for this national film award. We’re working with partners to create 115 hectares of wildflower-rich habitat in Cumbria to help boost pollinators.

"The hope is the film will help to spread the word and encourage everyone to grow pollinator-friendly plants in their own backyard, garden and window boxes."

Members of the public can show support by voting for the film at the Charity Film Awards website