COMMUNITY spirit was in full flow as the owners of a Johnstone store staged a fundraising fun day.

Chris Watson and his dad Joe, who run the Corseford Keystore, organised a host of activities in aid of two worthy causes.

The fun included a Corseford’s Got Talent contest, hosted by Robert Holt, as well as a performance by Johnstone’s very own keepy-uppy king Graeme Lightbody.

Those who went along could also enjoy cheese and wine, while youngsters were treated to pony rides, courtesy of Fordbank Livery and Equicentre.

A total of £1,400 was raised, which will pay for a new defibrillator outside the shop, with some of the cash being donated to St Vincent’s Hospice, in Howwood.

Chris has worked at the shop for 30 years, while Joe has been involved for 38 years, and they are keen to play their part in community life.

“The fun day was outstanding,” said Chris. “I am so happy with how everything went.

“Everyone who came along had so much fun. It was a fantastic community event. It’s something that the area needs.”

Kelsey Sherlock was crowned the winner in the children’s category of the Corseford’s Got Talent event, with Andrea Ennis claiming glory in the adult section.

Chris added: “We were raising money for a 24-hour defibrillator which will be secured outside the shop.

“Anyone who phones 999 will be given the code to open the secure box, if it is needed.

“It is also important for us to support a local charity. Some of our customers have received treatment from St Vincent’s Hospice.”