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Staff at a Wishaw char­ity are burst­ing with pride after rais­ing more than £56,500 at the an­nual Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foun­da­tion ball.

Les, his char­ity co-or­di­na­tor An­gela Jamieson Cook, as­sis­tant Laura Cochrane and vol­un­teers worked tire­lessly for months to make the event at the Crowne Plaza in Glas­gow a suc­cess and were de­lighted with how the night went.

This is the most the char­ity has raised at the event and staff are over the moon to see the to­tal ris­ing year on year.

Les said: “This was the best yet. The girls did an amaz­ing job putting to­gether such a bril­liant event. We were de­lighted when we re­alised how much we had raised. It was beyond what we thought.

“Thank you to each and ev­ery­one per­son who helped or­gan­ise it, to those who do­nated and at­tended and to ev­ery­one who has sup­ported us over the years.”

Mrs Brown’s Boys ac­tor Gary Hol­ly­wood hosted the fun-filled evening and boy­band 5ive per­formed their clas­sic hits for guests.

The Dreammaker Foun­da­tion helps chil­dren and their sib­lings go­ing through gru­elling treat­ments to meet their idols.

The chil­dren are also given the chance to go along to con­certs, theatre shows, foot­ball games and out­ings to M&D’S theme park, Blair Drum­mond Sa­fari Park, zoos, restau­rants or any­thing they de­sire.

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