A 12-month fundraising campaign by a Penryn-based company has raised more than £9,000 for charity.

Staff at Blue Flame Heating, based on Kernick Industrial Estate, chose Children’s Hospice South West as its 2018 charity of the year.

The company chose to make supporting a local charity one of its priorities as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations.

With a £5,000 target in place, the firm held a series of events over the year and raised £9,250.

Blue Flame’s marketing co-ordinator, Jess Bolitho, who led on the fundraising campaign, said: “We are truly amazed by the amount of money the team raised for Children’s Hospice South West.

“To smash our target by nearly 100 per cent is an outstanding effort and we’re proud of how everyone got involved as part of our 30th anniversary celebrations to support this great cause.

“We had a lot of fun, created some brilliant opportunities for the team to work together and helped support a brilliant charity.”

During the year the Blue Flame team held a race night, a World Cup sweepstake, a sea shanty choir evening and a bake off event.

Sales manager Duncan Impey also took part in the charity’s Gib or Bust banger rally, while responsive repair engineers, Mitch Vague and Toby Keast climbed Kilamanjaro.

Between them the trio raised nearly £4,000.

Bernadette Chambers, corporate partnerships fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West said: “On behalf of all of the children and families that we support at Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell we would like to thank all of the Blue Flame staff for their generosity and commitment to fundraising throughout their 30th anniversary year.

“We really enjoyed seeing and hearing updates throughout the year on the various different activities that they were taking part in, and they really have raised a fantastic amount of money.”

For more information on the company visit www.blueflameheat.co.uk or call 01326 378122.