Auchinleck Community Council took a step closer to making the town shine this Christmas.

Their funday at Peden Hall on Saturday, June 23 raised £830 for their Christmas lights fund, taking the total to almost £4,000.

Amanda Dobie has been heavily involved in fundraising for the Christmas lights and she has been grateful for the support of the Auchinleck community.

She told the Chronicle: “It was a great day, it flew in. I can’t believe how busy it was.

“We raised £830 which takes the total to about £4,000. I think it was a successful day.

“We’re having a break from fundraising over the summer and will resume again in August/September and hopefully buy the lights in October.”

With the sun shining, kids were treated to a bouncy slide and games on the lawn at Peden Hall.

There was also a car boot sale for the grown-ups and performances from local dance group DCB School of Dance.

Craft stalls had set-up inside the hall and the community council were selling tea and coffee and had a face painter to help raise funds.