The money will be shared between Variety, the Children’s Charity and BH Live. Snow White, starring comedy actress Sue Pollard as the Wicked Queen, broke Pavilion Christmas pantomime box office records. The show ran until New Year’s Eve.

Frances Cornelius, chair of Variety Wessex said:

A huge thank you to all the wonderful audience members who have given so generously. Your contribution to Variety will help us support underprivileged children in the local area. Thank you too, Rob Noverraz and BH Live for sharing the bucket collection money with our charity.

BH Live will use their half share to help pay for necessary renovations to the Pavilion Theatre.