Dr Who fans gathered in Brighton to meet their idols and raise money for charity.

About 70 people attended the BBC sci-fi themed fundraiser at The Emporium in London Road, on Sunday in aid of Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services.

Visitors met stars of the show including Janet Fielding, who played companion Tegan Jovanka to the fourth and fifth doctors Tom Baker and Peter Davison. A classic episode of the show was broadcast for guests and musical comedy I Need A Doctor, which previously appeared at the Brighton Fringe festival, was performed.

Self-confessed Dr Who fan Matt Evenden, of Brighton-based Timey Wimey Events, organised the function and manages a number of the show’s personalities.

He said the theme was decided after actress Louise Jameson, who appeared as companion Leela to Mr Baker, became patron of the charity.

He said: “It was a great day and we’ve had some great feedback from visitors.

“We hope to raise a few thousand pounds between the two events – which we set in Brighton due to its links with the show. Producer John Nathan Turner lived here and several of the stories were also filmed here. The charity is also working closely with the city’s women’s domestic abuse network.”

Tickets are on sale for the second event, on November 23 at the Thistle hotel, at www.timeywimeyevents.com.