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Caravanners, campers and Campbeltonians swelled the crowd at A’Chleit church’s annual Killegruer fundraiser.
Before the games began, at the recent fourth event to be held on a field next to the campsite by permission of Anne Littleson, people were able to test their sporting skills.
These included throwing the beanbag into a bucket, hitting tennis balls into a barrel or a basketball challenge.
For those less athletically inclined there were the usual stalls – bottle, guess the sweets in a jar and raffle – or sublime cream teas.
As reported last week, caravanners the McSorley family, from the Scottish Ambulance Service, ran a very popular cardiopulmonary resuscitation stand offering 15 minutes of training on four Resusci Anne dummies.
Stephen McSorley, a leading paramedic at Kilwinning, said: ‘This is the first time we have taught CPR at Killegruer.
‘This type of stall is a big hit with community groups in village halls.’
Mr McSorley estimated about 50 people were trained and certificated in the first aid skill.
Sue and Steve Nixon, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, told the Courier they were at Killegruer for the season – from April to September – and were having a fabulous summer.
The intense fundraiser brought a smile to faces, the rain held off and £1,166 was raised for the Killean and Kilkenzie parish and A’Chleit church.