A GRATEFUL family have mopped up an amazing £3,265 from a bubble rush event and charity night in memory of a much-loved lady.

Amanda Harkins, her daughter Nina and their pals took part in the fundraiser at Glasgow's Bellahouston Park.

They also held a 70s and 80s night at the Thistle Suite in Greenock on April 20 to remember Amanda's aunt Katie Laing.

The funds raised were in aid of Ardgowan Hospice, where Katie sadly passed away in January, aged 58.

Amanda, 44, of Inverkip, said: "It's an amazing amount.

"The charity night was fabulous and everyone was so generous.

"People who couldn't make the night were handing in donations.

"It was a 70s and 80s night because that was Katie's era.

"I am sure she would have enjoyed it, she would have been dancing the night away."

A 13-strong team braved the cold and wind to take part in the bubble rush.

Amanda, Nina, nine, and friends Donna and Neve Smith, Kellie and Peyton Cannon, Alison and Eva Bray and Amanda's nieces Zara and Roma Kelly all took part.

She said: "It was great fun - it was cold and windy but all the family and friends enjoyed it and the kids loved it.

"They knew what the fundraising was for and what the hospice will be able to do with the money.

"I feel so grateful to the hospice and I am pleased to be able to give something back.

"Katie's care and the care they showed us was outstanding.

"They are angels.

Katie lived in Mossyde Avenue with her three children Taylor, 24, Brooke, 22 and Kieran, 19.

She previously worked as a member of the kitchen staff at Bridge of Weir Hospital and was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013.

Sadly the cancer returned last November and she died two months later.

Mum-of-two Amanda said: "Katie would have been delighted and proud.

"When she was unwell , she vowed to raise money for the hospice, so I've kept her wish."

Amanda, who works for EE in Greenock, also spent a day volunteering sprucing up the hospice with her work colleagues.

She said: "We're allowed three days a year to volunteer for our chosen charity.

"I will always choose the hospice for Katie."