More than £10,000 for charity has been collected via bucket collections following performances of Cinderella at the Bournemouth Pavilion this panto season. The money will be shared by Variety, the Children’s Charity and outreach projects for disadvantaged families at West Howe via BH Live.

Variety Wessex chair Frances Cornelius said:

“What a fantastic amount to have collected. We are thrilled to receive £5,178.11 and I would like to thank Cinderella’s cast, particularly those who helped with the collections, and the generous audience members who contributed after the shows”.

Pictured are representatives from Variety Wessex: Chair, Frances Cornelius with Lily the dog, Barry Smith, Judy Hiscoke and Barry Fitzgerald with members of the cast including Dani Harmer as Cinderella, Rydian as Prince Charming, David Ball and Michael Chance as Ugly Sisters Daisy and Violet, Noel Brodie as Buttons and children from Stage Door School of Dance and Drama.

Photograph by Hattie Miles