A local panto group is celebrating after raising more than £1k for good causes.

Preston Pantomime Group once again filled the seats of Preston village hall with their 44th Pantomime, Cinderella.

The group put its own spin on the traditional tale to put on a fantastic show with magical props, impressive scenery and a host of musical numbers. 

This year the group raised more than £1,000 for three local charities; Gully's Place, Tumbledown Farm and Weldmar Hospicecare.

After the show concluded each charity sent a representative to meet with the cast and receive their donations. Each charity received a cheque for £350.

A spokesperson from the panto group said: "Welcoming so many new cast and crew this year has been really lovely and has revived our love for panto once again.

"It was a massive team effort this year, which has brought us all closer together. The group is full of really talented people who are super keen to get stuck in and don't take themselves too seriously.

"It makes it even more special that we are able to donate our proceedings to such good causes.

"Next year's pantomime is only a whim away. So if you are thinking of getting involved, please send us an e-mail."

Those interested in getting involved can contact the group at: prestonpanto@hotmail.co.uk

The Preston Pantomime Group (PPG) has been in existence since 1979 and, after a start at the Scutt Hall on Sutton Road, it is now firmly based at the Preston Village Hall.

It is Weymouth’s longest-running local pantomime group and is highlighted by its annual pantomime each February half term which, over the last 44 years, has become a tradition in Preston. Each year is a brand new show with original ideas and routines.

The group produces the entire show, not only on stage but also directing, choreography, set building and costume design.

Last year the group performed Jack & The Beanstalk.

More information about the group can be found here: www.prestonpantomime.com/