More than £40,000 has been donated to a shipping company in Cornwall to help send vital provisions to an orphanage in Sierra Leone in time for Christmas.
A&P Falmouth started the appeal two weeks ago.
Later volunteers from Shelterbox and RNAS Culdrose will be packing up boxes to send to Africa.
Life has been hard in the West African country since war broke out and prices have risen. The situation is made even harder since the outbreak of ebola in March.
All sailings are cancelled on St Mawes Passenger Ferry between St Mawes and Falmouth due to adverse weather conditions.
The ferry company says that, due to the forecast of strong winds and poor sea conditions, there will not be a service today.
The Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta has brought a multi-million pound boost to Cornwall's economy.
197,000 people visited Falmouth during the four-day festival in August - increasing the turnover for local businesses by an estimated £10,000. 40 per cent of businesses extended their opening hours to deal with the influx of visitors.
Falmouth has done it again – in the spirit of cooperation and partnership we have delivered a truly outstanding event. There were huge crowds, wonderful weather, the most beautiful ships to look at and everybody was happy, but most importantly the event provided long-term benefits and a lasting legacy. It demonstrated Falmouth’s impressive strength for partnership and it is because of this that the event was the success that it was.
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The medical ship RFA Argus has left Falmouth on its way to Sierra Leone to help in the fight against ebola.
The ship is packed with food, medical equipment and thousands of bottles of water but ebola patients won't be brought on board because of the risk of spreading the virus.
There were difficult farewells this morning as RFA Argus, a medical ship with a fully-equipped 100-bed hospital on board, prepared to leave Falmouth on its mission to help Ebola victims.
Here's a short clip from the dockside.
RFA Argus, a medical ship with a fully-equipped 100-bed hospital on board, will leave Falmouth today on its way to Sierra Leone, to help Ebola victims.
The ship is packed with food, medical equipment and thousands of bottles of water and has a state of the art casualty unit but Ebola patients won't be brought on board because of the risk of transmission.
The RFA Argus is preparing to leave Falmouth for Sierra Leone where it will help in the battle against the spread of the Ebola virus.
It will transport 750 servicemen and women and three Merlin helicopters to help support training and treatment centres.
It will also be equipped with 100 beds including a critical care unit.