It was time to give wellies the boot and dress up in fancy frocks and smart suits when members of Helston and St Keverne Young Farmers' Club held their dinner and dance on Friday.

The annual celebration of the club's year gave members the chance to join with family, club advisory members and invited guests for a three-course dinner at the Penmorvah Manor Hotel near Budock and look back on 12 months of competitions and fundraising.

Events have included a sponsored tractor run and the annual ploughing match. Outgoing chairman Tom Pearce, secretary Bex Jenkin and treasurer Peter Curnow were able to present the results of this fundraising in the form two cheques for £2,400, to Children’s Hospice South West and the Sunrise Appeal. Afterwards a representative from the hospice Little Harbour explained what the money raised would be used for and thanked the club for its donation.

The evening also included speeches from Tom, his successor as chairman Ben Combellack, outgoing club president Brindley Hosken and incoming president Chris Benney, as well as the guest speaker for the evening, auctioneer Edward Buckland.

The new officers of the club officially take on their roles after the dinner and dance, with Ben Combellack now chairman, Chelsea Gilbert secretary and Ollie Gilbert treasurer.

Competitions for the new club year have already begun, with five members taking part in an after dinner speaking competition on Monday. The team of Ollie Pearce, Matthew Hosken, Frances Hosken, Rachael Benney and Chelsea Gilbert now have to wait to find out if they have made it to the next round of the competition.