BANKIES donned their best frocks and suits and headed to a charity ball in honour of a beloved Whitecrook hospice.

Guests including Bailie Denis Agnew and Councillor Marie McNair came out in force to support St Margaret of Scotland Hospice and their incredible work in the community.

The annual Motown Reach Out I’ll Be There Ball was designed to bring the upbeat and nostalgic sounds of Motor City to Glasgow.

Along with 10-piece band Motown Gold, there was also be entertainment from John Innes, the People’s Tenor during the event at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday.

Sister Rita, chief executive of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, said: “We are delighted to have held another successful Annual Ball.

“The event was very well-supported by the community and local businesses, many of whom generously donated items to assist with our fundraising on the night.

“All of our events are vital in ensuring that we can continue to provide our patients and their loved ones with the highest standards of care.”

John Innes said: “It was a fantastic evening. The sound is great in the hotel ballroom and the audience were very appreciative. It’s a nice venue. The Hospice have been very welcoming.”

Clydebank waterfront councillor Marie McNair – who worked at the hospice for more than a decade – told the Post: “It was a fantastic evening that was very much enjoyed by all who attended.

“It is always great to get the chance to support our local hospice and help raise funds for such a worthy cause.”

Cash from the event will add to the funding pot for the hospice’s work across Clydebank, which can cost an eye-watering sum of up to six figures per week.

Hundreds of people attended and the auction prizes, which included high-quality jewellery and a cruise from P&O Ferries, helped raise valuable funds for the hospice alongside the raffle and tombola.