Members of Helston and St Keverne Young Farmers' Club marked the club's 70th anniversary in style - although many ended the day with a different style to how they began it, after having their hair chopped off.

Five of the girls had at least seven inches of hair cut off each, to donate to the Little Princess Trust for wigs, while four of the boys had their hair shaved off, as did club president Chris Benny.

By doing so they raised almost £1,400 for Cancer Research UK, with donations still being taken online at

Chairman Ben Combellack said: "Helston and St Keverne Young Farmers' Club have had many members affected in one way or another by cancer. We've loved, and sometimes we've lost, but we'll never give up.

"It's time to beat cancer, and our members have decided that we're strongest together."

He added that he was "very proud" of the amount raised so far, saying: "Thank you to every single person that donated to our fundraising, it honestly means the world.

"And well done to the members of Helston and St Keverne, you've made your club extremely proud."

The cuts and head shaves were carried out by hairdresser Demelza Clotworthy at an anniversary celebration that took place at Trelowarren.

Despite a grey and drizzly afternoon, a huge number of past and present members gathered in a marquee on the estate grounds to share memories and enjoy a tea of sausage rolls, jam and cream scones and an anniversary cake created by life member Dot Rogers.