Last Saturday evening saw the 10th annual Oval Ball in aid of the Ayr Community Rugby Trust at Ayr Racecourse, and trustee Neil Howie was delighted with yet another successful event.
'On behalf of Ayr Community Rugby Trust, I would like to thank all those who attended the Oval Ball last week. Your support is greatly appreciated.
'My special thanks go to Glen Tippett and our principal speaker, development officer Stuart Fenwick, for outlining the good work the trust does in the community with youth rugby development in South Ayrshire.
'Stuart introduced his team of Frazier Climo, Catherine Shennan, Paddy Dewhirst, Tony Hall, Connie Griffiths and Harry Lynch, and I would like to thank each and every one of them for their efforts on behalf of the trust.
'The ball was a great success and raised Â£11,000. A significant part of that came from the auction and my sincere thanks go to Norrie Lymburn for conducting it in his unique and persuasive manner.
'My thanks go again to everyone who attended for your invaluable support and we hope to see you all at next year's Oval Ball.'