CAST members of a popular pantomime have taken time out of their hectic schedule to drop into a hospice where they handed over a cheque for the money they have collected during its hugely-successful run in Darlington.

The stars of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs swapped the stage of the Hippodrome Theatre for St Teresa's Hospice to bring a smile to the faces of residents.

The cheque for £3,000 was presented the stars of the show, including the Henchman, Patrick Monahan; Mrs Crumble, Eric Potts and Liam Mellor, who stars as Muddles.

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As well as presenting the cheque the cast spent time chatting with residents and staff before enjoying a sing-a-long of 'Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho its off to work we go' orchestrated by comedian Patrick Monahan.

The pantomime, which closes at the weekend, has wowed thousands of theatre-goers since it opened on December 9.

Tickets for the remaining performances of the pantomime are available from www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk

Further details about the services available at the hospice you should visit www.darlingtonhospice.org.uk