Fundraisers in Penryn have raised thousands of pounds for good causes recently through their charity work and appeals.

The Falmouth and Penryn Sea Cadets organised this year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal for the area and raised £15,300.

Cadet unit chair and town mayor Gill Grant congratulated the cadets.

She said: “Well done all the shop, pubs and organisations – especially Asda and Lidl – and all the poppy appeal collectors who did house to house collections or who stood in the supermarkets for 12 hours.

“Well done also to St Gluvias Church, Mylor and Flushing churches and to all those who attended the Poppy Appeal Concert, including the Nankersey Choir. Penryn Friends of Cornwall Samaritans, meanwhile, are in their 37th year of fundraising and in the past year have raised £3,000.

On Saturday, December 8 they are presenting an evening of seasonal hospitality at Penryn Town Hall from 7.30pm.

Music will be provided by the Four Tunes Saxophone quartet and cheese, wine, a bumper raffle and festive carols are all on the cards. Tickets are priced at £5 and can be bought from Cait on 375593 or Beverly on 378548.

If anyone would like to be involved in next years' Poppy Appeal collection call Gill Grant on 374969.