Cornish Times advertisers have done their bit to help those in need in South East Cornwall this Christmas.

Two weeks ago we ran a feature on the work of the Salvation Army in Liskeard, describing how the movement has been supporting the homeless and hungry for more than 130 years.

Following this, Salvation Army leader Major Pam Smith came to the Cornish Times to receive a donation of 50 flasks provided by the paper with the help of local businesses who supported the feature. A further 24 flasks have been donated by trader Ian Goldsworthy.

The need for the assistance the Salvation Army offers comes into sharp focus at Christmastime. Together with volunteers from the town’s churches, the Salvationists put on their annual lunch on Christmas Day for the homeless and those most in need.

Usually 40 people sit down for Christmas dinner with the trimmings, and this year the Cornish Times was glad to provide the dessert part of the meal.