THE first Truro Volunteers Day took place on Sunday, April 21, with 34 diverse groups populating Lemon Quay in warm, sunny weather.

The Shower To Stage Choir stole the show with a live performance of popular songs led by Liz Ashton, lead singer of the Motown Pirates.

Joint event organiser Paul Caruana said: “The day ran smoothly and seamlessly, and went as well as it could have done. For many of the groups that attended, it suited their needs exactly - the Blood Bikes and Police Special Constables had a particularly successful day attracting potential new recruits.

“It is hoped that with adequate funding, the event will evolve and grow. Some new positive ideas have already been mooted, and all participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire to put their views and suggestions across before the next event is planned.” The event was well funded and supported with financial and practical help from Truro Farmers Market manager Stewart Girvan and Truro City Council, Truro BID, Truro’s four county councillors and joint organisers Richard McCarthy and Louise Julyan.