Threemilestone Young Farmers Club (YFC) is aiming to raise £52,000 to stay in the hall that they have called home for 57 years.

The hope is that by December 2022 the club will own the land that the hall is on as well as the actual hall, which they've owned since July 16 1960.

The hall was purchased for £200 from the Fire Station at RAF St Eval after it was facing closure. It took the members ten weeks and 15 lorry loads to safely dismantle the building and transfer it to its new home. The Queen Mother visited the hall on Wednesday 25 April 1962 to officially open it and give it the Royal blessing.

Fundraising efforts were officially launched in January of this year with a tea party for generations of members to give donations. So far they have held a comedy night with more than 100 people attending and a coast-to-coast tractor run with 65 new and vintage tractors.

Future events include an Auction of Promises with 100 lots donated by individuals, local and national companies, a murder mystery evening and an annual clay pigeon shoot.

Natalie Brown, Social Media and Communications Officer for the 72 year old Club, said: "We have been extremely lucky to have our own club house. It’s not just our club that has benefited it has been widely used by other clubs and the county team as we are the only club in Cornwall with our own club hall.

"Local community spaces can be rare to find and book for regular club night meetings and the cost of this is ongoing. Having your own club hall does not come without some challenges but the sense of pride of the building being your own really does make it something special".