AROUND 100 people packed into the Ayr United FC Hospitality Suite on Friday night for the annual shirt and shorts draw and auction organised by the League One club.

The audience heard an introduction from Commercial Manager Graeme Miller before director Mark Pettigrew spoke. He underlined how the club had made the bold decision to go full-time in a bid to win the League One title and ensure a speedy return to the Championship. This would help secure a sustainable future for the Somerset Park outfit.

There was then the auction, run by Ayr Racecourse chief and broadcaster Iain Ferguson, which helped raise a whopping £3805 for club funds.

Top-selling item was hospitality for 10 at Somerset Park, which went for £750.

The shirts draw was won by Ayr-based Peter Wilson Funeral Directors who were unable to attend on the evening.

Former Ayr man Derek Fraser was after his company Edinburgh-based freight forwarders Extrordinair won the prize for advertising on the back of the shorts.

He said: "I am absolutely delighted to win. I have followed the club for about 40 years and as I live in Bathgate I am mostly away supporter. I suggested we whole enter the draw as I was keen to sponsor the club and she agreed. It will be good publicity for the company and hopefully we can get promotion."