A SPECTACULAR live music extravaganza in Largs raised over £2,000 for a mental health charity.

Suzanne Fairlie arranged the special gig for the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) after she sadly lost her husband last year.

Sons Derek and Max, both talented musicians, both performed on the big day.

A host of bands from across the west of Scotland took part, including top local groups The Upbeats and Papa Booch and the Amigos.

A delighted Suzanne said: "It was an amazing day I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart - I am just blown away by the reaction.

"The total so far banked is £2,722 and I think we may just reach the £3000 as I am still to collect from charity cans and businesses.

"Everyone was clapping, singing, and dancing. The response each band got was amazing, it is something I will never forget.

"A big thank you to all the musicians, as well as children's entertainer Uncle Billy, magician David Ennis and Joanne Griffin for giving up their free time.

"There are so many people to thank the paper would run out of space, but all of them were amazing.

"A special thanks goes to Stephen McDonald for giving us full use of the Lounge on the day.

"SAMH is a charity very close to my family. It has been a privilege to raise money for such an important cause that highlights mental health issues affecting families not only from Largs, but all over Scotland.

"The money raised today will be used by SAMH to support young Scottish people."

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