A South Oxfordshire drama group has raised £1,050 for charity with their Christmas pantomime.

Kingston Bagpuize Drama Group, based in Abingdon, performed a festive version of Cinderella at Southmoor Village Hall to raise money for Oxford-based charity Occtopus.

17 cast and crew members, led by director Kate Belcher, contributed to the successful fundraising effort.

17-year-old Martha Clifton, recent recipient of an award for technical lighting at the Oxfordshire Drama Network Festival, held the starring role as Cinderella.

The group's chair, Emily Eastham, said: "We are thrilled to announce that our Christmas pantomime has not only been a source of entertainment for locals but has also allowed us to make a positive impact on the Oxfordshire community."

The funds are being donated to Occtopus, a charity partnered with Oxford University and Oxford University Hospitals, and will support research and the development of treatment for conditions such as Crohn’s, Colitis, and Cancer.

Chair of the charity and Professor of Colorectal Surgery at the University of Oxford Medical School, Professor Neil Mortensen, said: "We are very grateful for the kind generosity from the attendees and are proud to have been chosen as this year’s charity partner."

"The funds raised by Kingston Bagpuize Drama Group will directly contribute towards research into Crohn’s, Colitis, Continence and Cancer to improve patient diagnosis, treatment and outcomes in Oxfordshire and beyond.”