A DISCO for underprivileged children which was threatened after thieves stole brand new sound equipment went ahead thanks to the generosity of local people.

After the story of the theft from Pengegon Community Hall appeared on the front page of the Packet last week organisers were inundated by calls from concerned members of the public.

In the end three people came up with the equipment need to let the disco go ahead on the Saturday.

They were Gary Kenton of GK Electronics, Andrew Manzie of Airtime, and Pie Louise-Smith of Redruth Youth Club.

The equipment is now on temporary loan to the Pengegon Institute Trust until the original gear is recovered or replaced .

Trust member Graham Billing said it just shows that there is a lot of community spirit around in the Camborne and Redruth area.

"We had several people come to our rescue," he said "It just shows that there a lot of people out there in the community willing to give their support.

"They are loaning us the equipment in the short term until we get ours back. I'd like to say' thank you very much'. We are absolutely delighted that they came forward, and also a big thanks' to those who rang us with offers of help."

Police are still hunting the thieves who stole two professional disco speakers, an amp, CD mixing desk, two lighting control panels, various leads and a CD collection, from the hall in the early hours of August 25.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pc Palmer at Camborne police station on 08705 777 444 quoting crime reference AC/02/3074.