The annual Ska Bash 4 Sash, in memory of Falmouth teenager Sasha Watson, was another huge success, raising £1,800 for charity thanks to friends and music lovers who rallied around after hearing the event was on the brink of being cancelled.

Just a month before the Los Palmas 7 gig was scheduled at Falmouth Rugby Club, Sasha's mum, Michelle Bray, took to Facebook to say she may have to cancel the event as only 18 tickets had been sold. Within hours, tickets were being booked and it soon became clear that the fundraiser was back on track.

Now, a week after the event, the proceeds from the ticket sales and the raffle have been tallied and Michelle has revealed that £1,800 was raised, which will be split between Tanya’s Courage Trust and Pink Wig Events.

The event is held annually to raise money for charity, but also to celebrate Sasha's birthday - she would have been 22 the day before, had a rare form of cancer, Fibromellar, not claimed her life in February, 2015 after a two year battle.

Michelle said: "She faced all surgery and chemotherapy treatment with guts and determination, not letting cancer define her as a person, making the most of every 'good day' and every opportunity.

"Three years without her. February 2nd would have been her 22nd birthday and this was in her honour just the way she would have loved it. Ska."

The two recipients of this year's cash were close to Sasha's heart. Tanya's Courage Trust supports teenagers and young adults in Cornwall with cancer and supported the teenager and her family throughout her cancer journey. The charity opened the little purple shop in Penryn in her memory, where Michelle is now manager.

The Pink Wig Events team raise money and awareness for breast cancer, especially through their main event of the year, the Pink Wig Parade. "The founder, Sally (Hicks-Wood) was a huge support to Sasha, helping her through her cancer fears," said Michelle. "The committee were a tower of strength and the event itself gave Sasha exciting, a fun filled evening and experience."

Three years after Sasha's death, Michelle and her partner, Chris, and their two daughters, Keita and Ria, are left with "precious photographs and memories" and the knowledge that desperately needed money is still being raised in her name.