Youngsters watching Truro’s New Year’s Eve fireworks can claim free refreshments thanks to donations and local businesses.

Truro City Council has organised a family event on Saturday, December 31, at 7.30pm, followed by a traditional midnight show – both of which can be viewed from Lemon Quay.

The events, which are free to attend, have been made possible by donations from sponsors, and permission from Truro School, for the use of their grounds.

And businesses are also joining forces to take part in a voucher scheme which means children under 16 can each receive £3 towards something to eat or drink at participating stores.

Volunteer organiser Paul Caruana said: “We will have a stall outside Marks and Spencer from 6.30pm on New Year’s Eve to issue vouchers.

“At the moment, we have 200 so it’ll be first come, first served.

“If anyone knows of a generous business, organisation or individual who would like to help us increase this number, please get in touch.

“We really want every family, irrespective of affordability, to be able to bring their children along to enjoy the event and have something to eat or drink while watching the fireworks.

“The last one we held was a huge success; our children should be part of our New Year celebrations.”

• Anyone who would like to help can contact Paul Caruana via Facebook.