The valuable funds for the Trust were raised by the folk dancers at a number of fundraising dance events at local pubs last year.
The cheque was given to the Trust at a handover ceremony at St Austell Brewery's Who'd Thought It Inn, near Saltash. The Plymouth Morris Men marked the occasion with a celebratory folk dance and toast with the Brewery's award-winning Tribute ale.
The St Austell Brewery Charitable Trust was set up to act independently to the brewery with the aim of raising and donating funds to good causes and local charities in Devon and Cornwall. Since its launch in 2003 the Trust has handed over more than £155,000 to charities across the region.
Marc Bishop, St Austell Brewery Trade Marketing Manager, who collected the cheque on behalf of St Austell Brewery's Charitable Trust said he was delighted with the effort the Morris Men had gone to.
"The Trust relies entirely on the hard work of volunteers who raise vital funds to make a real difference to charities and good causes across the region. On behalf of the Charitable Trust I'd like to that the Plymouth Morris Men for going out of their way to raise this money."
Andy King, a dancer with Plymouth Morris Men, said "We were delighted to make this donation to the St Austell Brewery's Charitable Trust. Whilst we all have a genuine love of folk dancing being able to raise valuable funds at the same time as performing enables us to give something back to a range of good causes."
"We are always welcome guests at St Austell Brewery pubs across the area and their range of ales keep us all refreshed. We're looking forward to dancing our way to raising funds for more great causes throughout this year."
For more information about where the Plymouth Morris Men are performing this summer please visit www.plymouthmorrismen.org.uk.
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