Ayrshire Post

Huge boost from Prohibitio­n

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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.”

 ??  ?? In a right flap
In a right flap
 ??  ?? Gangster and his moll into a spirit of the era This natty couple got right
Gangster and his moll into a spirit of the era This natty couple got right
 ??  ?? Say cheese This table had a whale of a time
Say cheese This table had a whale of a time
 ??  ?? Illicit bevvying And all for the great cause of raising money for ACS
Illicit bevvying And all for the great cause of raising money for ACS
 ??  ?? Ready for a great night And they did
Ready for a great night And they did
 ??  ?? Illegal gambling High rollers had one eye on the wheel, the other for cops
Illegal gambling High rollers had one eye on the wheel, the other for cops

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