A celebration of a popular Cumbrian nightclub turned into an international event.

More than 17,000 people tuned in to the event to mark the 25th anniversary of Workington nightclub Madison’s.

Workington DJ Leigh Beach planned a fundraiser to mark the 25th anniversary but had to cancel because of the lockdown.

Instead, he did a 12-hour broadcast through Facebook involving 12 DJs from Workington, Barrow and even Australia. All had one thing in common - they had all performed at the nightclub which used to be on the top floor of the Workington cinema that became Wetherspoons.

He said: “I couldn’t believe how many people listened. It was fantastic.”

The broadcast was a special occasion for the Johnson family who recently lost their father William “Buster” to pancreatic cancer, raising over £1,400 for Hospice at Home.

Daughter Lisa said: “The event was dedicated to my dad who died in September at the age of 67.

“An ex-miner, he lived on Ennerdale Terrace in Whitehaven for more than 20 years and was a familiar sight out walking his dog."

The DJs were Steve Roberts from Australia, Frenzie, Maggy, Charlie Feat McReality, Mad J, Daz Cherry,vMatt Fear, Matty Messenger, Jonny Donat and Mikey O’Hare.

Leigh said he hoped to have an event at Electric Soup to celebrate the Madison after lockdown.