PROFITS from a pantomime has given a boost to local charities – oh yes it has!

Weymouth’s Acting Caledonians theatre group has been putting on a traditional pantomime and raising funds for good causes for the past 40 years.

For 2013, the group performed The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe to packed audiences at Radipole United Reformed Church during December.

Profits from the four performances were shared between three good causes – Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, Julia’s House children’s hospice and Butterflies (Children’s Disability Fund).

The money for Butterflies will be used to fund specialised equipment for disabled children and young people up to the age of 18 in Weymouth, Portland and West Dorset.

Chairman of the Acting Caledonians Janette Martindill is pictured presenting a cheque for £500 after one of the panto performances to Cath Irving, secretary, and Dave Beeston, treasurer of Butterflies.