THE Ayrshire community were in a giving mood this year as they raised over £20,000 for Ayrshire Hospice.

The hospice, which provides specialist care and services to people affected by life-limiting illness across Ayrshire, held its Winter Fair at Ayr Racecourse on Saturday.

The festive event welcomed almost 2,000 shoppers throughout the day who browsed festive stalls from crafters across the country whilst listening to live entertainment from local musical groups Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra, True Colours and Songs For All.

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The Winter Fair took place over two floors, in both the Ayrshire Suite and Princess Royal Suite, with over 120 stalls.

Activities included children meeting Santa Claus in his grotto, a teddy tombola and petting Santa’s reindeer, while outdoors RRT Rapid Relief Team provided BBQ burgers.

A spokesperson said: “Thanks to all who attended, had a stall, volunteered, and supported the event throughout, the Winter Fair raised an incredible £21,700 for Ayrshire Hospice.

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“A special thanks goes to all that made the day a success including the incredible volunteers, stall holders, Rapid Relief Team UK for providing the delicious BBQ, Air Image for taking festive Santa’s Grotto photos, Ayrshire Reindeer Ltd for bringing along Santa’s reindeer, Billy Bowie Special Projects Limited for delivering Santa and the fantastic musical entertainment Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra, Songs for All and True Colours.”

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