Clients and staff at FalCare are celebrating after a charity night raised well over £1,000 towards services and improvements for the organisation.

Shane Clarke, whose daughter attends the centre next to Kimberley Park, was one of the organisers of a music and social night at Falmouth Town Football Club recently, which raised a total of £1,155 to help the not-for-profit company.

The highlight of the evening, which was attended by clients, carers, parents and friends of FalCare, as well as plenty of other Falmouth residents, was a performance by local band Summer Wine, who donated their fee to help swell the final total.

Shane, together with his wife Fiona, his daughter's mother Trish Coon and her husband Derek, all worked together to organise the event, including a raffle and tombola with plenty of prizes donated by local businesses.

He said: "It was a real community party. I gave the money to Sue [Miner, managing director of FalCare] on Tuesday, and what they do with it is up to them."

Sue said: "I'm normally never speechless but I was absolutely astounded by the generosity, not just the generosity in the money, but the generosity in time, and of the Falmouth people to think of us. I think it's wonderful."

She said the money would go towards an improvement project the group is undertaking, with some of it going towards a trip, "maybe to Pendennis castle or Princess Pavilion," for her clients.

Shane added his thanks to Freddie Zapp for promoting the event on the radio, as well as to Falmouth Town and Summer Wine.