Stars of this year’s pantomime at Mayflower Theatre have helped someone have an extra special Christmas.  

Panto stars Darren Day and Jaymi Hensley, formerly of boyband Union J, took time out from performing in Peter Pan to draw the winning tickets for Wessex Heartbeat’s 2019 raffle. 

Wessex Heartbeat has been selling tickets all year and raised an impressive £5,000 for the charity through the raffle. The money will go towards the charity’s important work aiming to reduce cardiac disease in the community.  

One lucky winner won the top prize of £1,000. Other prizes donated by generous local companies included a Christmas hamper, wine, kitchen equipment and other prizes. 

“We are extremely grateful to all of our supporters for putting forward such fantastic prizes, which have helped us to raise £5,000 for the charity. A big thanks to Jaymi too for helping us to pull the winning tickets. They’ve certainly made someone’s Christmas extra merry!” 

- Ken Wilde, Wessex Heartbeat’s commercial director

For tickets to Peter Pan, which is on until 5 January 2020, visit