Dorset and Somerset solicitors’ firm Humphries Kirk sponsored an open weekend at Bridehead, Little Bredy on April 22 and 23 – the estate which was featured on ITV’s Broadchurch as Axehampton House.

More than 1000 guests attended and visited the house and gardens which featured on the programme. The event raised more than £7,000 for the charities – Shores Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Bournemouth, Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre in Poole, and the Little Bredy church roof fund.

Katharine Jones, partner at Humphries Kirk solicitors, said: “We were delighted to be able to sponsor the costs of hosting the open weekend at Little Bredy – it is a stunning historical site in Dorset.

“It is great that the exposure of the house and gardens received from the national television programme has helped to generate thousands of pounds for important charities based in the county.”