HELENSBURGH and Lomond children - and a few adults - donned their Disney costumes and produced two perfect pantomime performances recently, raising £1,000 for charity in the process.

Contraflow, a Christian youth project, performed their version of Snow White on Saturday, March 2 in Cardross Parish Church Hall.

Entry was by donation and the profits from the pantos will go to a project in Ethiopia run by the charity Stand By Me, who rescue children and do whatever it takes to provide the care, love and attention they need to thrive.

The event raised an amazing £1,000 which will go towards the cost of buying beds for the families.

Youth worker, Helen Buchanan, is going to the African country in April, where she will work alongside the project with the children and build beds for local families with the money raised.

Jane Worsfold from Contraflow said: “The panto had a fantastic audience at both performances, with plenty of audience participation - oh yes there was!

“The cast was made up primarily of pupils from Primary 6 to S6 who were fantastic, though they had a little help from Contraflow’s chair of the trustees and the convenor of the management committee - Andrew Stewart and Steve Worsfold - who played the part of the maids and the evil Queen.

“Emily Craig played the role of Snow White, and performed a beautiful unaccompanied rendition of ‘On my Own’.”

Jane thanked everyone who came along to support the young people and helped raise money.