Staff and patients at the Ayrshire Hospice were delighted last week when Michelle McManus popped in for a surprise visit ahead of her guest appearance at the hospice summer ball on Saturday June 8.
Michelle took a tour of the hospice with Anne Drennan, assistant fundraising manager, to get first-hand experience and understanding of the care provided by the hospice, meeting staff, volunteers and patients along the way.
Michelle said: “I was extremely honoured to have been invited to the Ayrshire Hospice James Bond Premiere last year, and was blown away by the staff and the general feeling of love and support towards the organisation, that I felt I wanted to get involved in some way. After visiting the hospice for myself and seeing first-hand just how wonderful the place was and how many people’s lives it had touched, I can’t wait to help raise lots and lots of money to support this wonderful charity on June 8 at the summer ball.”
Anne Drennan said: “To have the support of someone like Michelle at our summer ball is fabulous and we’re sure she’ll draw an enthusiastic crowd to our flagship event.
“Our staff, patients and volunteers were all thrilled to meet her and she spent a long time walking round the hospice, chatting and asking questions about the work we do.
“She even found the time to treat our day hospice art class to a wonderful, impromptu Patsy Kline performance. Certainly, if that was anything to go by, we are all in for an amazing night’s entertainment at the ball!”
Tickets are available now, but selling fast! This year’s ball returns once again to the Grand Marquee at Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon.
With a drinks reception, sumptuous dinner, outstanding auction, fabulous music from the Jim McMail Big Band an, of course, the set from Michelle herself, it promises to be a great night. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes with you!
To find out more or to purchase tickets, contact our events team on 01292 288488 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets cost £100 and tables available cater for up to 12 people.
The Ayrshire Hospice provides outstanding quality care and services which helps those with any life limiting illness.
Care is provided where there is no cure for the condition, but which improves the quality of each day for people who have a limited time to live.