TWO Ladies Lunch Clubs held in aid of the Ayrshire Hospice joined forces at an afternoon tea event to raise vital funds for the local charity.

The highly anticipated event – sold out since early in the year – saw the ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ club of North Ayrshire and ‘Ladies Lunch Club’ of South Ayrshire come together to present a cheque for £36,000 to the hospice from their all-year-round fundraising. The event took place at Seamill Hydro Hotel with over 250 guests from across Ayrshire attending.

Upon arrival, the ladies were treated to a glass of fizz and browse stalls. Tea was then served. There was a cake demonstration by Cake Halliday and fashion promenade from Marks & Spencer, Kilmarnock. An impressive £5,300 was raised.