A FUNDRAISER which honoured the life of a Saltcoats resident who sadly passed away aged just 33 raised almost £10,000 for a national charity.

Charlie Wylie-O’Hare held the event on Friday, September 10 at Saltcoats Labour Club to raise money for Diabetes Scotland after his brother Christopher Wylie, who had Type 1 Diabetes, passed away. The night raised £9,272.

Charlie told the Herald: “We are totally blown away with the funds raised and the generosity of the local community, friends and family.

“I think it was one of the largest amounts raised last year for them.

“The original event was scheduled to take place on March 19, 2020 but due to the lockdown it was delayed and delayed so eventually it was a huge success in itself that it went ahead.

“It was the first time for many people to raise a glass to Christopher as well as see family and friends so that made it extra social.

"My brother was a party animal and party we did.

“We were very lucky to have been donated various sports memorabilia and gifts which we auctioned off which created a great atmosphere in itself and raised very generous amounts for the cause.

“We also had a raffle with great prizes and a disco and played a personal music video with clips of my brother on a projected screen.”

A Diabetes Scotland statement said: “Thank you again Charlie for your amazing support.

"Your kindness and the generosity of your family and friends will change the lives of people living with diabetes.”