BOLLYWOOD film Pad Man, based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, an Indian welder who caused a stir in his village when he tried to revolutionize the manufacturing of sanitary napkins for women, proved a hit at a special charity screening in Chippenham on International Women's Day.

The event at the Reel Cinema, which began with drinks and nibbles, was organised by the local charity Women and Girls, set up by Kathryn Crosweller. It supports the provision of sustainable sanitary protection to women and girls in India.

"We're delighted to be able to say that our International Women's Day film screening on Friday raised enough money for 100 women and girls to receive sanitary protection for at least a year of their life!" Kathryn said.

"Thanks again to Reel Cinemas for their support and generosity and to everyone who came along to support the event."