A FUNDRAISING afternoon for Alzheimer Scotland held in Saltcoats raised a superb £2,000.

Scottish Country Mafia were at the Bar One in the town and they had a brilliant day raising cash but having fun too.

Paul McInnes from the group told the Herald: “We had no idea it would be as successful as it was. It was a fabulous afternoon, it couldn’t have went better. We played ‘pitch and toss’, we sold raffle tickets, we had hidden teams. Somebody donated a 3litre bottle of vodka and they were all trying to hit that with their coins [for pitch and toss]. There was a massive gin hamper for raffle, there must have been 200 quid worth in it. We also had sales of Alzheimer merchandise.

We would like to thank Miriam for providing the venue. She also rounded up the money we raised from £1,750 to £2,000. We would also like to thank The SCM originals for helping organise it and everybody that attended.

Amy McLaughlan, community fundraiser for Alzheimer Scotland said: “We are delighted to receive such a fantastic amount. It’s great to have local support from both SCM and Bar One. It’s a great opportunity to raise awareness and the funds will go to help us continue the support groups and activities and advice services that we provide in the area.

“A huge thank you from us to everyone involved.”