This year's Masked Ball, at Porthleven, has pinned its colours to its mast by raising £2,000 for local good causes.

Surfers Against Sewage, Pants Gynaecological Cancer Awareness and Porthleven Community Primary School have all received cheques from the organisers of the annual summer Masked Ball.

Masked Ball director Kelvin Batt said: “The Masked Ball does not receive sponsorship or outside investment, and we so are extremely proud to be able to give something back to the local community.

“This year’s event was a huge success and without incident. We use local tradesmen, suppliers and artists wherever possible and do all we can to support the local economy.”

The Masked Ball saw more than 2,500 people dance the night away at a clifftop location at Beacon Cragg, Porthleven, to national acts like Groove Armada, Dreadzone and the Cuban Brothers as well as a host of local DJs and bands.

Andy Cummins, campaign director for Surfers Against Sewage said: “It’s great to have the generous support of The Masked Ball. The money donated will go directly on campaigns to protect the Cornish coastline.”