A 30-HOUR piano playathon in Irvine raised £6,696 for three charities.

The fundraiser – which involved participants taking turns to rack up 30 hours on the piano – took place at Irvine’s 24-hour Tesco last month with money split between Centrestage, Ayrshire Hospice and the Swanson Family Charity.

Organiser Ron Swanson Snr said: “Sincere thanks to everyone who so kindly and willingly gave their time and talents to support our Playathon fundraising event, individually and collectively. As one team we made it happen. I am humbled and extremely grateful to the thousands of people who so very generously donated – thank you.”