A charity Christmas single featuring some of Cornwall's best known artists and faces has now raised £10,000 to help feed struggling families.

It is all thanks to Truro-based The CHAOS Collective, which came up with the idea for their own version of Band Aid's famous Christmas song.

Feed Cornwall was released at the start of December and has now raised £10,000 for families in Cornwall.

The track was a special Cornish version of the Band Aid’s 1984 ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ which famously raised more than £150million to help feed starving people.

The CHAOS Group, Cube Recording and several Cornish musicians came together to record it at the Cube recording studio near Perranporth in just eight hours.

Those involved included The Voice winner Mollie Hocking, iTunes sensation Bailey Tomkinson, Falmouth folk singer Will Keating, entertainer Johnny Cowling, Don Gardner from the Camborne, Pool and Redruth Foodbank and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Josh Curnow, as Susie Mac, Matthew Thompson, Cornwall Food Forum’s Rev Andrew Yates and BBC Radio Cornwall’s Tiffany Truscott, together with staff from The CHAOS Group and local band The Stowes, who provided the backing track.

With every stream of the video, viewers were asked to make a donation to the project, with all the money raised being ring fenced to support projects to tackle food poverty in Cornwall.

The money raised is now being managed by the Cornwall Community Foundation, who will work alongside local organisations, including the Cornwall Food Access Alliance, Transformation Cornwall and The CHAOS Group, to support projects working with families across Cornwall who experience food isolation.

The CHAOS Group has a community larder

The CHAOS Group has a community larder

Babs Rounsevell, director of The CHAOS Group, said: “I cannot tell you just how incredibly moved we are by the generosity and support we have received from the people of Cornwall.

"To everyone who took the time to give what they could afford or simply share the video on social media, I’d like to say a big thank you.

"I’d also like to thank the amazing musical and creative talent from across the county, who donated their time and skills to this project. The funds raised will go a long way to help support those who really need a helping hand at the moment."

As with the original Feed the World track, CHAOS decided to record a video to accompany the launch of the song to give members of the public the opportunity to see behind the scenes of the production.

Cornwall Community Foundation CEO Tamas Haydu said: “Food poverty is a huge issue across Cornwall, impacting on many people’s lives; this issue has only worsened since the pandemic.

"We are extremely grateful to The CHAOS Group and Collective who have lifted spirits with this song and raised vital funds which will benefit so many people."