Family and friends of a Carleen man are holding a fundraising event in his memory this Saturday on the one-year anniversary of his death. Luke Connolly, a 24-year-old mental health campaigner and journalism student who grew up in the village near Breage before moving to London, lost his battle against mental health on August 3 last year.

Now his loved ones are holding a Lukefest fundraising event in aid of Cornish men's mental health charity Man Down, taking place at the Queen's Arms pub in Breage from 6pm.

There will be a barbecue (weather permitting), the band The Bootlaces will be performing and there will be a large raffle with prizes including tickets to the Isles of Scilly, artwork, an MOT voucher, £90 worth of Frugi clothes and meal vouchers.

His family said: "Luke was one of the best men to ever walk this earth. He brightened the lives of so many people, flying into your life with his wit and charm, raising you up and always making sure you were smiling.

"There wasn’t a single person that Luke wouldn’t help, he always believed the best in people and without him life just isn’t the same."

In the weeks following Luke's death his family raised more than £3,000 for charities supporting young people with their mental health.