GLAMOROUS guests dressed to impress at a charity ladies day organised by a courageous Greenock mum who is battling breast cancer.

Joyce Demelas was 'overwhelmed' to raise £6,000 for the Breast Cancer Care charity after holding a glittering event at the Clyde Suite.

The inspirational 55-year-old of Mews Lane organised the Ladies Day whilst undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

She said: "We had an amazing day with a great turnout.

"It was really emotional.

"When I walked in the room and saw all the people, I thought 'oh my goodness'.

"It was amazing to raise six thousand pounds.

"Everybody has been so supportive, so much so that the event was sold out.

"I'm hoping to plan another one for next year - I don't know if we might need a bigger venue."

Guests enjoyed lots of lively entertainment, with a DJ, the 'naked butlers' and a magician who went round the tables.

Joyce said: "It was great fun and everybody was beautifully turned out, the ladies made such an effort."

Joyce, who is currently undergoing treatment, said that organising the event gave her something positive to focus on.

She said: "When I started to organise it, there were days when I was so unwell but this kept me going.

"You've just got to get on with your life and got to hope for the best."

Joyce is keen to thank everyone who helped make the event such a success including her niece Nadine Sanderson, who travelled from Canada for the big day.

Joyce said: "I want to say a big thank-you to everybody who supported it, especially Jenna from the Clyde Suite who was absolutely amazing.

"We had over 100 prizes donated for the raffle which is incredible."

Pictures: Sheenagh Cameron