Support for the plight of the people of Syria who are fleeing war, is being sought through two events being held in Falmouth this month.

The first is a donation day being held at the Princess Pavilion on Sunday, February 14, when between 10am and 4pm, people are asked to drop off items which will be shipped to Syria at the end of the month. Among the items being sought are warm clothes for all ages, women's sanitary products, nappies, baby food and hard wearing shoes and boots.

Also needed are tents, sleeping bags, baby carriers, blankets, first aid items, toiletries, and for the children, small soft toys, notebooks and pens. Also being sent out are food parcels containing 1kg bags of rice, 500g of lentils, 500g of oats, a jar of spice, a tin of fish, dried fruit and two cans of tomatoes/veg (ring-pull cans) so any of these will be gratefully received.

Organiser Jules Bennett said: "We have already had a overwhelming response via our social media advertising and are looking for volunteers to help us sort, pack and label on the day- any amount of time would be a great help."

Then, on February 25, students from both Falmouth and Exeter Universities' Penryn Campus’s Oxfam Society will be hosting a live music event and interactive art display in aid of Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal.

To be held at the Fish Factory Arts Space from 7pm until 11pm, the evening promises a vibrant line-up of local musicians, including Ella Squirrell, Jack Fordham, Empire, Alive, as well as individual members of The Shipping Forecast.

Alongside the music, there will be a unique gallery space featuring prints, projections and photographs from Oran Perrett, Aimee Barkany, Rob Ive, Rob Davis and George Stone. An immersive light display and visual element will accompany the gallery space throughout the night.

The collaborative event celebrating the many mediums of art, is open to all ages and entry is free with donations welcomed.