More than 100 people enjoyed a formal ball in Irvine’s Volunteer Room to help raise funds to help residents with disabilities live a full and valued life.

The Strictly Summer Ball on Friday, June 21 was arranged by three employees of the Scottish care provider Cornerstone, Lindsay Jackson, Shona Elvin and Gail McNaught, who wanted to raise funds and do something special for the people they support in Ayrshire.

And through ticket sales and on the night fundraising, over £1,000 was raised.

The evening included a red carpet reception, three-course meal, awards ceremony, raffle and live entertainment.

Lindsay Jackson, Strictly Summer Ball organiser and Project Leader for Cornerstone, said: “We wanted to do something really special for the people we support as well as engaging with community.

“We are delighted with the turnout, over £100 people attended and helped us raise an incredible amount of money.

“The money we have raised will be accessible to everyone we support in Ayrshire and will be used to purchase the equipment, items and services they need to fulfil their personal goals.”

The awards ceremony recognised the incredible achievements of the people supported by Cornerstone. Awards were given out to celebrate the fantastic efforts made by people to lose weight and adopt healthier lifestyles, as well as recognising the personal development made by those who have taken on roles at Cornerstone’s social enterprise, New Beginnings Café.

The entertainment for the evening was provided by Ebb and Flow ,who put on a fantastic show for everyone in attendance. There was even a surprise performance from Jack, a gentleman supported by Cornerstone, who was invited to join the band on stage.

Lindsay and the team are already planning their Strictly Summer Ball 2020. If you would like to let them know you are interested in attending next year’s event, please contact