It was a very happy Christmas for the winners of the Ayrshire Hospice winter raffle who are jetting off to the States.

Brian and Maureen Dodson of Kilmarnock were delighted to win a glamour trip to Las Vegas with LAH Travel in West Kilbride.

Brian Dodson said: “My wife, Maureen, and I would like to thank everyone involved at the hospice in organising the Christmas raffle. This is the first time we have won a major prize in any competition. Also thanks to Linda and the team at LAH Travel. Linda has been very good in helping us to get a date and accommodation for our trip to Vegas. She has also made some good suggestions on how to best enjoy our seven days there.

The Ayrshire Hospice has raised over £27,390 in this year’s Christmas Raffle which will go directly towards providing exceptional care and services to patients and families.

Ron Swanson, Assistant Fundraising Manager at the Ayrshire Hospice said “We have been delighted with the response to this year’s Christmas Raffle and would like to thank all of the amazing communities across Ayrshire who kindly purchased tickets. This is an incredible prize that has been donated and thank you also to Linda Hill Miller at LAH Travel for her professional and valued support of the hospice.

Pictured are Brian and Maureen Dodson, centre, Linda Hill Miller, far left, owner of LAH Travel, and Ron Swanson of Ayrshire Hospice.

Pic: John Keachie.