TRADERS at Islington Wharf, Penryn, got the summer season off to a sunny, if chilly start, with a special charity day.

Organised by Lea Parry, from new shop Deli & Spice, the day raised a small amount for both Falmouth-based gynaecological charity Pants and the Monkey Sanctuary in Looe.

Local band Jonah's Lift entertained visitors to the wharf on Church Hill where, as well as the shops and artists' studios being open to the public, there were stalls selling wine, cakes and Magnetix jewellery.

Mrs Parry said: “Although the chilly weather may have kept some people away, there were still more than enough visitors to make it a successful day for the traders here and meant we could raise money for two worthwhile causes.

“It was a particularly good day for my new shop, Deli & Spice. Visitors liked our range of spice blends, cakes, honey, fudge, olives and takeaway food - as well as fresh local bread and eggs.

“All the traders here are now looking forward to a successful summer season.

“We would love to see as many visitors as possible here sampling the fresh fish, wines and food, as well as work by local artists.”