Helston's Old Cattle Market has celebrated its first Christmas with some new arrivals to the team.

Sarah Vine, their newly appointed business manager, joined the South Kerrier Alliance volunteers at the Old Cattle Market in December.

Previously the general manager at Gweek's Cornish Seal Sanctuary, a position she held for the last six years of her 14-year career there, Sarah is looking forward to a new challenge, She said: “I'm really excited to be working at such an exciting new community and business venue, particularly one that was conceived, funded and built through the personal dedication of such a great group of local volunteers.”

Sarah's appreciation for local business can be seen in her work with the Seal Sanctuary, which saw her develop the site to feature penguins, include local offers and change the name back to Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

“It will be so exciting working at a venue such as the Old Cattle Market that also has such a unique history and place in the community,” she added.

Sarah isn't the only new arrival to the Old Cattle Market. Joining her as administration assistant is Helstonian Emma Harrison, best known to people for her role with the town's Rainbows group and her customised cake design business Cherry on Top.

Thrilled about her new job, Emma said: “It combines a passion for my community, my organisational skills and the opportunity to work in a team to provide some great local events.”

Both Sarah and Emma will be showing off the facilities at the Old Cattle Market during an open afternoon being held by South Kerrier Alliance on January 25, which will take place from 1pm to 4pm.

More dates of events and activities at the building can be found in the newsletter or by visiting its website www.theoldcattlemarket.co.uk.

Photo supplied. Caption: Sarah Vine and Emma Harrison have joined the team at the Old Cattle Market.