A DJ has smashed his fundraising target for Irvine community support groups after his lockdown live plea.

Elliot Boyce set off on a mission to raise £1,000 for Vineburgh, Redburn and Fullarton.

Now he is set to double that with Irvine businesses pledging support.

He asked fans tuning in to his Saturday night back garden raves for a donation to help them deliver essential help to those who need it most during the current crisis.

And the 22-year-old has been overwhelmed by the support shown by people who keep putting their hands in their pocket to support the community.

Elliot told the Times: “It’s going really well. I can now add an extra £1,000 to the total, with more to come. Every week people tune in and pay £10, £20 each time. It’s amazing.”

“I have spoken with Donna Fitzpatrick at Vineburgh. She is overwhelmed by it all.”

The DJ this week took to Facebook to set up an online bonus ball, after electric shop Edmundson’s Electrical donated a Panasonic 43” Smart TV.

And he will be looking to give away a top prize in the coming weeks of a weekend with a BMW thanks to Harry Fairbairn in Irvine.

He said: “I have to thank both Edmundson’s Electrical and Harry Fairbairn for helping me out. I had 100 people enter the bonus ball for the TV so the amount raised will now go up by an extra £1,000.“People can also get the chance to drive about in a BMW for the weekend for just £5 each.”

Steven Colin owner of Edmundson’s Electricals said: “Elliot’s one of our customers. I had been listening to him every Saturdayand saw what he was doing. I thought it would be ideal to give him the option of a prize to use, so I offered up the chance for people to win the TV. It’s been excellent to see what he has done with it.”


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