Huge boost from Prohibition
The Prohibition Ball run by Ayrshire Cancer Support raised more than £ 45,000 for the charity.
Guests at the event, held in the Princess Royal Suite at Ayr Racecourse, had a fantastic evening with many dressed in 1920’ s clothing from the prohibition era. Upon arrival, guests received a three- course meal and a complimentary drink. Guests were entertained by the popular band Fortebeat, and there was a special performance from Britain’s got Talent’s Kerr James.
The evening was hosted by Alex Fleming, who in the past has hosted events for Barack Obama, Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Ian Wood. The guest auctioneer for the evening was local legend Norrie Lymburn of JJL Groundworks.
There were casino tables, dancers and an auction to entertain the revellers. Items up for grabs included limited edition Speyside whisky, Scottish Cup final tickets and a Liverpool strip signed by Scotland captain Andy Robertson, sold for £ 2700.
The Prohibition era took place between 1920 and 1933, and included a social scene that was all about being young and free. At the time, alcohol was outlawed and so parties moved underground.
Manager Laura Brown said: “Funds raised will go towards vital services including complimentary therapies, support groups, our friendly dropin centre and our hospital transport service, where we deliver hundreds of patients from Ayrshire to hospital appointments every year.”