Local business swing into action in aid of the hospice
More than 100 guests pitched up at the Loch Green Hotel on Friday to support an exclusive 'Golf and Glamour' charity lunch in aid of Ayr Hospice.
Organised by a group of like-minded business women called 'Limited Edition', the event raised a staggering £31,000 which will fund a new outdoor bowling lane and a six hole putting greens to benefit patients and their families.
Linda Hill Miller, an Ambassador for the Hospice and a member of Limited Edition said, "We were blown away by the generosity of all those who attended, including two very special anonymous donations, and we were overwhelmed by the amount raised as we set out to try and raise £10,000. When we first decided we wanted to collectively support this project, we only had five weeks to pull it altogether but determination is a great thing and we are so happy to have exceeded our target."
Guests were treated to some retail therapy with a number of retail stockists on hand displaying their latest collections of jewellery, clothing, gin & whiskey. Award winning comedienne, Janey Godley and singer, Fran Gormanley provided the entertainment. Local man Paul Miller was the MC for the day and had support from Old Prestwick Golf Club with everyone giving of their time and talents free of charge.
So many local businesses rallied round to provide prizes for raffle and auction.
Tracy Corrigan, Assistant Fundraising Manager from Ayrshire Hospice added, "This is a fantastic project that our patients and their families at the hospice will benefit greatly from.
Maintaining hobbies and interests like golf and bowling is a vital part of the person-centred care we provide to patients. The support from the Limited Edition ladies has been fabulous and we are extremely grateful for their support."