LOCAL'S helped raise funds for Hansel this month through a night of festive entertainment at the Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon.

Christmas by Candlelight was attended by 125 people in the hotel's luxurious Garden Room where a three-course meal prepared by the Costley & Costley master chefs was served.

Burness and Loudon Musical Society Voices provided the entertainment with some festive music accompanied by some sleigh bells.

Hansel’s Fundraising and Communications Manager Agnes Paton was in attendance. She said: “It was a wonderful evening, the hotel looked so Christmassy with their stunning Christmas decorations, beautiful Christmas trees and roaring fires and the food was incredible.

“We are so grateful to everyone who came along on the night, there was such a lovely atmosphere. The performers were fantastic – Burness kicked the evening off in style and even had some guests joining in by playing the sleigh bells and tambourine!”

"I would like to thank the performers, the Costley & Costley team and our supporters who donated raffle prizes including a much-admired hand-made Christmas cake. A huge thank you goes to our guests for coming along and making it such a wonderful night."