A charity night will be held in memory of a Kilwinning gran who died after her family arranged a dream flight.

Elizabeth McNamee, also known as Betty, passed away aged 81 in November after losing her battle with lung cancer.

Betty, who lived in Benslie, had never been on a plane, but with the help of family and friends a flight was arranged to give her 20 minutes in the air, with Betty saying after: “It was quite enjoyable. I should have done it years ago.”

Now son Andy McNamee will be doing something special in his mum’s memory by holding a fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research UK next month.

A games day and charity night will be held in the Irvine’s Royal British Legion Club on Saturday, March 2, where players will be able to compete for The Betty McNamee Memorial Trophy.

The event will also be complete with raffles, a charity auction, live music as well as the prize giving, with entry costing £2 and attendees receiving a Cancer Research UK pin on arrival.

Andy McNamee said: “There’s going to be a games day during the day with five or six veterans clubs and I’m getting a trophy for the winners, the Betty McNamee Memorial Trophy, which will be presented later at night, that will be something to remember her by.

“It’s all coming together at the moment, there’s a lot of people involved and we’re hoping to get as many people there as we can.

“During the day there will be the games, a raffle and later at night we’ll have an auction, a group on and a raffle.

“My daughter will do the presentation ofthe trophy for my mum and her nanna to the winning team, I think that’s quite appropriate.”

The games day will begin around noon in the Legion branch, after the weekly meeting of the Irvine Veterans Breakfast Club, with the evening event starting in the Legion at 7pm until late.