By Joseph Forte

A PANTOMIME raised £500 for the Breast Cancer Haven at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

The Powick Pantomime, Dick Whittington and His Cat, raised the money through five sell-out performances at Powick Parish Hall from February 19-23.

Director Jake Smith, 23, said: "We chose this charity because one of our cast members got diagnosed with breast cancer and we felt that it was important to support her whilst going through a rough time."

Mr Smith said it was the first time a Powick Players performance had sold out.

“To sell out two months before the run of the show was fabulous and to get people message and ring the week of the show really showed how popular Powick Pantomime is,” he said.

Mr Smith was directing for the first time and was delighted with the results.

“Having a sell-out was incredible especially for such a small organisation,” he said.