A woman who has put her own health issues aside to raise thousands of pounds for charity has marked her final music festival with "the biggest and best" - and there is hope that the event will continue into the future with new organisers.

Kay Harvey said this year's Heart Beats festival was "definitely the last" organised by her, as she was now too unwell, having suffered five heart attacks and three strokes.

It was her first heart attack, while walking the coast footpath on the Lizard Peninsula, which inspired her first event back in 2014.

This year marked the fourth and final event of its kind and raised a further £6,000 for the British Heart Foundation and the cardiac unit at Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Kay said: "This is definitely my last festival as I'm too unwell, and suffered greatly since the festival due to the hard work and stress of organising such a huge event. But I would like to extend huge grateful thanks to everyone who helped in anyway."

These include Simon and Kim Stone of the Blue Anchor, where the event was held, along with all their staff.

She also thanked Simon Wilcock of Phoenix Signs for the sign printing and T-shirts, Kevin Mashembo for helping with stage instruments, Derek Cormack for supplying and managing the PA for the garden stage, Jenny Marquis Brushstrokes for face painting, and Jake Riding Photography for documenting the event, along with everyone who helped take money and set up.

"This was probably the best day of my life and I feel immense pride in organising Heart Beats and raising the huge sum of £6,000, plus raising awareness in heart conditions in the young."

Held on the Sunday before Flora Day, the event hit capacity by mid afternoon, with supporters keen to hear music from bands across Cornwall.

They included The Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys, Small Wonder, Three Minute Warning, Rudi’s Message, Not the Beatles, Zalack, Boundless Brothers,The Roosters, The Tiger Tales and The Olives with special guest Matt Thomson.

The festival was opened by Holly Day and Johnny Cowling from Pirate FM, with Philip Greet of Nightchasers Disco MC for the day. The sound for the main stage was provided by Hoby Allen & Cabin Fever and the lighting by Graham Remzone Trudgeon.

There is still time to make a donation to the cause before the money is presented to Helston's British Heart Foundation charity shop on May 28. Cheques can be made payable to BHF and placed in an envelope marked 'Kay, Heart Beats' to be dropped into the shop in Meneage Street.

While this year may be the last organised by Kay, there are plans to continue the festival in the future by Steve Hickmott and Mark Bosustow, who have supported Kay at the events.