STEPPING out on the dance floor in a very deserving cause recently were people from across Ayrshire.

The second biannual Birdie Ball was held at Seamill Hydro on February 23 and 180 guests dusted down their dancing shoes and enjoyed a fabulous evening of entertainment.

Among the main attractions were musical entertainment from the award-winning Troon Boys Brigade Pipe band,and a routine from top comedian Liam Dolan, who has starred in a host of pantomimes as well was being a great stand-up comedian

There was also dancing to the Riffreshers.

The successful 1st Birdie Ball in 2017 in combination with our Birdie 4 Ball event in 2018 meant that close to £20,000 for cancer charities had so far been raised and on the night a further £15,000 was added to this total - a hugely impressive effort.

The Birdie Ball charity was set up as a result of the loss, in 2015, of the remarkable Rhona ‘Birdie’ Clayton, beloved mum, wife, sister, daughter, teacher and friend.

The charity’s inspiration to carry on this quest to raise as much money as possible for CRUK and Ayrshire cancer support comes from her.

Organisers would like to thank everyone who contributed to this amazing success.

Raffles and an auction were also organised on the night. The star prize was a Scotland rugby shirt signed by the 2018 Calcutta Cup-winning team, donated by Mor Construction.