A charity music festival held in memory of a man "with an infectious spirit" has raised its highest sum to date.

Lukefest was held on Saturday, this year raising money for Man Down and Your Voice Cornwall in memory of Luke Connolly.

Luke was described by his family as a "huge advocate for mental health" but sadly lost the fight against bipolar disorder in 2018.

Now, each year on the anniversary of his death, his family holds a music festival at the Queen's Arms in Breage, their home village, fundraising for charities that support mental health.

This year the event, which included music throughout the day, as well as a raffle, bouncy castle and barbecue, raised £3,842.

Luke's sister Amy said: "We just want to say a huge thank you to all the musicians, to the hard working staff at the Queen's Arms and to each and every one of you that turned up and supported Lukefest. We are extremely grateful.

"Saturday was absolutely fantastic, although at times it was extremely overwhelming. It was so heart warming to look at Luke's face on the banner, and then at the crowd.

"I hope he was dancing in the sky, because he would have enjoyed every minute of Lukefest, and no doubt thoroughly loving the fact he is still centre of attention. Thank you again and huge love."

Lukes sister Amy (far right) with friends at the festival  Picture: Jake Riding Photography

Luke's sister Amy (far right) with friends at the festival Picture: Jake Riding Photography

Will Keating kicked off the live performances, which also included British/American pop rock band Boundless Brothers, Archie Ray standing in for Jack O' Hearts due to illness, then Kate Plumtree, Change The Letter, Whippletree, Marmalade Shed, and lastly Atlantic Horizon.

Speaking about her brother on the event's Facebook page, Amy said: "Luke brightened not just our lives, but of all the people he knew. He was someone with genuine empathy, an infectious spirit, always had the ability to make others happy and had time for anyone.

"He would feed the homeless, he promoted gambling restrictions and was a huge advocate for speaking up about your mental health. He ran as a local election candidate and all he ever wanted was to make the world a better place for people.

"There are no words that I could ever put together that will do him justice, and no words to ever describe just how much of an incredible young man he was."