Local charities have benefited from the legacy of Swansea’s own Alex Frith, receiving proceeds from a special one-off show performed in her memory.

Swansea Grand Theatre hosted the concert in April celebrating the life and work of Alex, who tirelessly fundraised for local causes.

Alex was best known in Swansea as the fun-loving creator of The Bumbles of Mumbles and The Best is Yet to Come, both cornerstones of Swansea Grand Theatre’s programme for many years, providing an opportunity for countless numbers of local children and young people to perform on stage.

Compered by Swansea favourite Kev Johns, The Best is… Alex took place on April 4 and starred children from local dance schools with links to The Bumbles of Mumbles and The Best is Yet to Come including Raie Copp, Maria Evans, Hazel Johnson, Shirley Rees, Rachael Smith, Joan Williams Schools of Dance, The Fairfield Dancers and West Street Gym.

The concert raised an incredible £4,000, which was shared between Wales Air Ambulance, Maggie’s Swansea, RNLI and The Lord Mayor’s Charity, all of which Alex regularly supported. Kev Johns presented cheques to representatives from each of the charities.