A suitably dramatic amount of cash has been raised by The Churchill Theatre to help firemen injured in the line of duty.

The Bromley venue, in association with McDonalds, handed over more than £5,000 to The Fire Fighters Charity last Monday.

Funds were raised through activities held in the theatre throughout December 2012 and January 2013.

Collections were held in the foyer, plus children had the chance to have their photo taken with Blaze the Bear when he visited The Churchill during the pantomime season.

The charity provides pioneering treatment and therapy, recuperation facilities and helpline services to fire service personnel and their families, helping them in their return to work.

Hannah Duggan, regional fundraiser for The Fire Fighters Charity, said: “Thank you ever so much, to all at Churchill Theatre Bromley for raising a fantastic £5473.

“We were overwhelmed with the generosity of your theatre goers and the tremendous efforts of your staff.

“This money will make a huge difference to the fire and rescue community in their time of need.”

Visit firefighterscharity.org.uk for more information.