A FUND-RAISING event for the group who record Ayrshire's news headlines for blind and visually-impaired residents has been declared a big hit.

Volunteers from Ayrshire Recording Services (ASRB)  work tirelessly to produce, edit, and record local newspapers for visually impaired listeners in the region.

But they desperately need funds for much needed repairs to their building, including the removal and disposal of asbestos and a fix for a leaking roof.

On Friday, February 2, The Standing Man in Kilmarnock hosted a lively fund-raising race night for the group.

Ayr Advertiser: The race night was a big sucdess

Donna, the bar manageress, generously offered the venue to ARSB, which proved instrumental in the success of the fund-raiser.

Attendees enjoyed a delicious buffet provided by Paul from The Exotic Kitchen, which received rave reviews from all the customers.

The highlight of the night was the race presentations by Jennifer Neil, who skilfully encouraged punters to participate by betting on horses for just £1 each.

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Rikki Farquharson, the production manager at Ayrshire Recording Services, expressed his gratitude to Donna for her exceptional efforts in raising funds even before the event, as well as to her loyal customers for their generous donations.

Acknowledging Paul's culinary prowess and Jennifer's seamless presentation skills, Rikki extended his appreciation to everyone involved in making the event a resounding success.

The night concluded with DJ Stevo spinning tunes and keeping the crowd on their feet until the wee hours.

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Rikki emphasized the importance of the funds raised in ensuring the safety of ARSB's studio.

He is now looking forward to future fundraisers, confident in the community's ongoing support towards achieving their goals.

He added: "Overall, the race night fundraiser at the Standing Man was not only a fun-filled evening but also a testament to the generosity and solidarity of the community in supporting vital services for the visually impaired."