Artists and budding artists are being invited to take part in a 24-hour annual drawing event and help the homeless at the same time.

StreetDraw24 is an annual drawing event, held in Falmouth, that invites people to participate in a 24-hour drawing event across the town.

Anyone can take part, no matter what their skill level and this year there is support for anyone who thinks “I’d love to but I can’t draw!”

This external event, in collaboration with The Poly, will take place from noon on Friday 8th October 8 to noon on Saturday, October 9.

During that time, participants go out and about in Falmouth and draw whatever they choose, however they choose.

People can decide to go out and draw on their own, or they might want to join a group. Whether they draw several images throughout the 24-hour period, or one picture in a much shorter time, everyone is welcome and there is no fee for taking part.

All those who participate will be invited to donate the pictures they create. These will then be exhibited and sold at The Poly from October 19-23. The money raised will go to St Petrocs to support their important work fighting homelessness in Cornwall.

Last year's StreetDraw24 was hugely successful with the local community showing talent and generosity that saw £4,500 raised for St Petrocs.

Helen Trevaskis, who set up the project when she was studying illustration as a mature student at Falmouth University said

"If you are an artist, student, amateur or you just love being creative, your participation in this event can make a difference.

"This is our fourth year running StreetDraw24 and we always get tremendously positive feedback from the participants who tell us how much they enjoy taking part and from people who come to the exhibition at The Poly and get to see the town they love drawn in a multitude of different ways."

"This year thanks to funding from FEAST and Cornwall Community Foundation Should they wish to draw in company, there will also be opportunities for people to hook up with other participants at key locations around the town throughout the 24-hour period."

This year the StreetDraw24 team want to encourage individuals and groups who might like to take part, but are not sure where to start to join in.

Thanks to FEAST and Cornwall Community Foundation a small pot of funding is available to support this, and people are being advised to get in touch if they’re interested.

People can sign up on Facebook or email to find out more or pop into The Poly to collect a leaflet. Participation packs will be available from The Poly during the week of the draw. Find out more on the StreetDraw24 website or Facebook and Instagram pages.

This year's StreetDraw24 is supported by The Poly, FEAST and Cornwall Community Foundation, Cornwall Council Community Chest and DSKVR.