A WEE COUNTY woman threw a ladies night last week to raise money for Alzheimer Scotland after her aunt was diagnosed with the disease.

Claire Ritchie hosted the charity night at The Oakwood in Sauchie on Friday, February 1, with the aim of raising £2,000.

There were a number of stalls for the 70 people who attended, ranging from Ann Summers and cakes to glitter art and body creams, meaning there something for every lady who made the effort.

There was also a raffle which was organised by Claire’s uncle Roy, whose wife suffers from Alzheimer’s, with many fantastic prizes including meal vouchers, massage vouchers and bottles of alcohol.

A burlesque dancer was also scheduled for the event but had to pull out due to personal reasons.

Nevertheless, Claire was delighted with the turnout and overall night.

She told the Advertiser: “It went absolutely amazing. We had a great turnout and raised £1,800 but there are still donations coming in so we are hoping to still hit our target of £2,000.

“I throw fundraisers every now and then but the reason I done it for Alzheimer Scotland is because my aunt is suffering and my uncle Roy collected the prizes for the raffles.”

Claire wished to thank Fiona at the pub for allowing it to be held there, her mum, Elaine, Lynn and her uncle Roy as well as everyone who went along on the night and contributed to a fantastic night.