A new Christmas CD in aid of The Ayrshire Hospice has just been released. It's a worthy cause as the Ayrshire Hospice provides outstanding quality care and services to help people with any life limiting illness.

The CD features 18 festive tracks kindly recorded by Ayrshire artists including Jai McDowell, Craig Ward, Nicola Cassells, The MacDonald Brothers, Sydney Devine, Kilmarnock Football Club as well as hospice employed and voluntary staff, to name but a few.

The CD is entitled 'A Christmas Song for the Ayrshire Hospice', and all the vocalists are from, live or work in, Ayrshire and have all donated their time and recorded their songs free of charge.

The wonderful nurses, staff and volunteers feature singing 'Merry Christmas Everyone'. Also some fabulous community groups including Musichoir, Wellington School Choir, Kilmarnock Football Club, Ayr Rugby Club, Troon Football Club, The Estate Agents of Ayr and many more are featured on the CD.

The CDs are £10 each and are available from the hospices Ebay shop - https://ebay.us/A8EU8l or at the Ayrshire Hospice shops, the fundraising office at 29 Miller Road, Ayr, and a full list of local stockists is available on the website at www.ayrshirehospice.org/how-you-can-help/fundraising/events/a-christmas-song-christmas-cd/

Big night out

With the hospice's 30th anniversary approaching it is hosting a 'Big Night Out' in the Gaiety Theatre, Ayr, on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Tickets are available now and would be an ideal Christmas present. The variety show is not to be missed, featuring Nicholas McDonald, X-Factor runner-up; Craig Ward from The Voice; Dean Park; Leona Skimming; Musichoir; Meradith McCrindle and many more.

Tickets are available now from the Gaiety Theatre on 01292 288235 or online from www.ayrgaiety.co.uk. Prices start at £25.00.