Helston Athletic's women's team have made a generous donation to the town's foodbank following a lockdown challenge set by their manager.

At the start of the second coronavirus lockdown Helston Athletic Women manager Paul Parfitt challenged the players to run at least 1km daily, and in doing so he would donate to the Helston and Lizard Foodbank for every player completing the challenge.

Inspired by this, chairman Paul Hendy and Sandra Bell personally matched this by donating a Christmas hamper to the foodbank for each player also.

The challenge received tremendous support from the team and with over 400km completed the manager and chairman duly made their contributions to the cause.

Sarah Prouse, mother of Helston player Beth, also contributed as did several players, and the club welcomed representatives of the Helston and Lizard Foodbank to the club before Sunday's Cornwall Women's Football League victory over St Agnes to make the presentation of the food.

The team have made donations to the foodbank this season at their FA Cup matches and their challenge was followed by that of the men's reserve team, who aimed to run 300km to raise £300 via a justgiving page.

They did in fact run over 700km and raised an impressive £580. This means that combined over lockdown Helston AFC have seen their club running over 1000km to raise over £1,000.