FAMILY, friends and former colleagues held a busy bowling tournament in glorious sunshine in memory of a special husband and dad.

The annual get-together was held to remember Ronnie Moir, who sadly passed away from cancer 13 years ago at the age of 57.

Ronnie was a keen bowler and a member of Skelmorlie Bowling Club, which hosted the event in aid of Ardgowan Hospice.

His wife Liz, 70, family and friends have raised more than £6,740 over the years and added an extra £1,000 with the latest event.

Ronnie's friend Alan Newman came up with the idea to have a bowling day and it is usually held in Greenock's Victoria Bowling Club where he is a member.

This year it was held in Ronnie's old stomping ground of Skelmorlie.

Ronnie, who worked at AMP in Port Glasgow, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer late and wasn't cared for in the hospice himself but Liz and her son Craig, 36, received counselling there after he died.

She said: "They were amazing and very supportive."

Liz, who also has twin daughters Fiona and Carol, 35, and grandchildren Max and Millie, says everyone had a great day at the tourney.

She said: "The Station Cafe offered us food and we have been well supported with a few big donations from friends as well, so we are delighted.

"We met a lot of friends who bowled with Ronnie, as well as having visitors from other clubs.

"We had raffles and bingo and it was more like a fun day.

Liz would like to thank Alan and Linda Gallagher who help to arrange the event each year.

She said: "It's a nice way to remember Ronnie and everyone who comes along really enjoys it.

"Ronnie was well-liked and a popular man, he a had a nice nature.

"This is a good way of keeping his memory alive and it's nice for his old colleagues to come along and catch up too."