More than 20 local organisations, charities and good causes have received a share of the money raised by Falmouth firefighters at their annual fireworks display last November.

“Over £6,000 was given away," said event organiser firefighter Giles Kent. “Every year following the fireworks display we invite local charities and good causes to apply for a donation and it’s a great way to pull the community together."

Watch manager Stuart Williams added: “It’s great that we are able to do this and that the public continue to support the fireworks. We have been doing the display for many years now and whether it is a dry clear night or pouring with rain the public are always there, without whom we would not be in a position to help out local charities and good causes.

"As a fire service we are really keen for members of the public to attend organised events as fireworks can be very dangerous, and no matter how careful you are accidents can still happen. By coming along to an organised display you get to see great fireworks and everyone has a great time in a safe, controlled environment."

The recipients of a share of the cash were invited along to the fire station where they were presented with a cheque and able to have a look around the station and its fire engines.

Those to receive money this year were: the Sepsis Trust, Mawnan School, Scouts, Fit 2 Wiggle, Pants, Mawnan Brownies, Blind Active Leisure, Penryn Methodist Church, Trelowan Pre-school,

Beacon Community Regeneration Partnership, National Autistic Society, BATS, Memory Café, The Cove, Falmouth Toy Library, St Piran's Day parade, the Highway Church, Penta Health, Emma Richardson, Tregear Flats, Penryn Crafts, Fal/Penryn Repair Shop and the Firefighters' Charity.