CUSTOMERS and staff of the Commercial Inn, Ochiltree, have gone the extra mile for charity.

A group set off from the pub to negotiate the 874m(2,867ft) of Goatfell on the island of Arran, in aid of the Lymphoma Association.

Owner Valerie McCowan and her sister, Lesa, organised the walk in memory of their dad, George , who died last year.

Having made it to the top, the descent was slightly easier.

Although there were a few sore feet on the Arran ferry as they returned home.

But they were not finished, Valerie then organised a Purple Party at the Commercial Inn which was well supported by her regulars and many other locals.

An auction and raffle were held, thanks to some generous donations of prizes, which all added to the grand total of £4084.58.

Winner of the main raffle prize, David Reid, will be going on a stadium tour of Ibrox Park while a local business made the highest bids for two lots in the auction.

Funeral directors, Wilson and Drury, won a unique hand-crafted walking stick and four tickets to a Rangers home match.

Valerie said: “The tickets were kindly donated by Claire Lyle and the company she works for, Tennents and I would like to thank her and everyone who helped.”