Lives of chemotherapy patients in Cornwall will be made a little more comfortable thanks to a farmer's wife's fundraising.

Angela Wallis, from Gunwalloe, decided she wanted to give something back after receiving cancer treatment herself at the Headland chemotherapy ward of the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske.

In April she and husband Leslie organised a charity evening with the help of retired Helston vet John Head, an ancestor of the founders of Head and Head Veterinary Practice.

At the event John gave a talk illustrated by a large array of photos he took when he visited farms during his career as a vet.

It also included an interlude of entertainment provided by the Boilerhouse singers, along with a raffle supported by many local businesses.

Thanks to strong support from the local community, with a large number of people attending, the evening raised £1,200.

This has now be used to buy a new comfortable chair for the Headland Unit, for patients to use while they are receiving treatment, which was recently presented to staff by Angela and Leslie.