Young farmers from Helston and St Keverne YFC laid aside their wellies to tread the boards as part of a successful month of wins for the club.

Members have made it through to the national finals of two competitions, in cabaret and after dinner speaking, after triumphing in the various rounds throughout March.

It began with some members from the club joining the wider Cornwall cabaret team at the YFC South West Area event in Weymouth, which they went on to win.

The 30-minute performance made up of 91 members from YFC clubs around Cornwall included comedy sketches, tap dancing and bell ringing, ending with a whole cast rendition of Cornwall My Home.

Not only did the county beat Devon and Somerset, but Helston and St Keverne's own secretary Chelsea Gilbert won the cup for best actress.

The cabaret team went on to compete in Cheltenham in the southern final, with their performance winning them a place in the national final.

Also making it through to the national final in their respective competition has been Helston and St Keverne's after dinner speaking team, made up of Ollie Pearce, Matt Hosken, Rachael Benney, Chelsea Gilbert and Frances Hosken.

They missed out on first place in the south west round by 0.3 of a mark - although Frances Hosken was named best speaker in the competition - before also coming second in the southern round, which was enough to the get them to the national event.

To top it off, in the Weymouth South West Area competitions, Matthew Hosken from the club was named "senior member of the year" in the south west, following a process that included an interview with judges and an on-stage interview, competing against YFC members from Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucester and Wiltshire.

Helston and St Keverne members also helped Cornwall win the sandcastle building competition on Weymouth beach, come second in the choir competition and third in netball.

Club chairman Ben Combellack said: "Cornwall certainly had an extremely successful weekend and members of Helston and St Keverne Young Farmers contributed massively, and should all be feeling extremely proud to have done so."