A special screening of the hit film The Greatest Showman in Burnham-On-Sea has raised hundreds of pounds for charity this week.

Burnham’s Ritz Cinema in Victoria Street hosted a matinee performance on Monday 21st January for MNDA, the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The charity co-ordinates care, support, and research for people affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is a form of motor neurone disease.

Jenny Golding, one of the organisers, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “The Greatest Showman was shown at The Ritz to near-capacity audiences on two screens.”

“The MNDA committee wish to thank all the generous residents from a wide area and the staff for their efficient help, in making this a marvellous total takings of £760, including the raffle. This will be spent on people with MND in the Somerset area.”

The Greatest Showman a hit American musical film starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson that is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum’s creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions.

See more events in our guide to What’s on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge 

Photos: Mike Price