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8 March 2017

The Cornish Young Farmers on Lemon Quay in Truro, Trelawny Shout 2017.jpg

Back for the third year running the Cornwall Community Foundation's Trelawny Shout, the mass St Piran’s day singalong, has grown in popularity. The Cornish Young Farmers kick started the evening by singing the Cornish Anthem on Lemon Quay in Truro at 7pm fresh from enjoying their South West Entertainments final at the Hall for Cornwall.

Reverend Robert Stephen Hawker’s iconic song was sung at 9pm in more than 50 pubs across Cornwall, raising awareness of the rich heritage that we love so well. Hundreds of Cornwall’s best-loved voices from male voice choirs, shanty groups and community choirs lead the tune. We are very grateful to all those who attended and the pubs that participated.  Many pubs served pasties and even Stargazy Pie. The Shout is organised by the Cornwall Community Foundation and generously supported by that other essential Cornish institution - St Austell Brewery.

Sanjay Kumar and the CCF Chief Exec Oliver Baines-left- celevrate at the County Arms.jpg

St Austell Brewery Estate Director Adam Luck said, “It was amazing to see such a great turnout on a typically wild and wet Cornish night. The Trelawny Shout is a fantastic opportunity for people to come together and enjoy each other’s company and we really hope we’ve managed to break last year’s fundraising record for the Cornwall Community Foundation. The local pub is a perfect venue for the Shout and it just goes to show that true community spirit is still very much alive and kicking across the county.”

The total funds raised for the Cornwall Community Foundation will be announced later this month.