The Lions Club of Truro has raised more than £2,500 for local charities through its Christmas campaign of regular charity hamper draws throughout December at the city’s pannier market, as well as a one-day cash collection at Tesco. 

The money was donated to the group’s principal charity, Penhaligon’s Friends, plus other good causes including cancer charity LARF (Lauren and Rosie’s Fund) and the Invictus Trust mental health charity.  

Tesco, the Co-op and Marks and Spencer made generous donations to fill the hampers, with Lampier’s Butchers of Threemilestone jointly funding a £30 meat voucher. The draws for the hamper winners were made on December 16 by Ann of Martins Bakery. 

The winners were: Nick Chaffin of Porthscatho (first prize), Linda Potter of Truro (second prize) and Penny Gange of Mevagissey (third prize). All took delivery of their hampers in time for Christmas. 

Truro Lions president Richard Moore said: “This was only possible due to the wonderful support from the people of Truro and surrounding areas.”  

He thanked all who visited and entered the draws, the Pannier Market and Tesco for hosting them, and Lions members and volunteers for their time.