A pub at St Keverne has handed over an early Christmas present to the village lights committee in the form of a £1,000 donation.

The Three Tuns has now presented St Keverne Christmas Lights Committee with a cheque for the money raised since the pub reopened in April.

The majority was raised at the pub's bonfire and fireworks night earlier this month, which took £700 in entrance fees that were donated entirely to the charity.

When donations collected from weekly events nights in the pub were added on, this came to a total of £940, which landlords Matt and Emma Ferguson decided to top up to a round £1,000.

Janet Patterson, chair of the lights committee this year, said: "The fireworks were an amazing evening and we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the donation made by the Three Tuns."

She said it was too close to switch on night, on Friday, December 8, for the donation to make its full impact but it was hoped part of it could go on this year's display.

"Part of the donation will go towards enhancing this year's lights, but obviously these and the tree for this year have been organised as set up day is less than two weeks away.

"The committee will be meeting early in March to decide how we are make 2018's lights sparklier and extend beyond the square, and switch on evening a bigger and better event," added Janet.

She encouraged anyone with ideas of how to do this, or who could give their time to help out, to go to the March meeting of the lights committee.

Janet also said all help would be welcome during the early morning of Saturday, December 2, when volunteers will meeting in the village square to put up the lights displays.

"Don't forget, many hands make lights work!" she added.

Three Tuns landlord Matt Ferguson said: "We were delighted to be able to raise such a good amount for the village Christmas lights, the charity we decided to support in our first year of opening. This was only possible thanks to the generosity of the local community supporting our fireworks night and other weekly event nights in the pub.

"We hope to be able to do the same next year for a different local charity or good cause."