A TRIO of local organisations have teamed up to raffle off a tantalising 'Ton tipple to help hospice patients.

Local drinks company Titan Spirits bottled a limited edition run of a special centenary rum to toast 100 years since Morton FC scooped the Scottish Cup.

The year-old local firm, launched by pals Neill Forrest, Stuart Drake and Gordon McInnes, sold out of the special edition 'Ton tipple marking the 1922 accolade within just 16 minutes.

However, they held onto bottle 100 which they have now donated to Ardgowan Hospice so the charity can raise vital funds to support patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Titan co-founder Stuart told the Tele: "We are a local business who wanted to show support for our local team, so we decided to create the special edition Morton rum.

"We were shocked it sold out within minutes - the first bottle sits within the Morton trophy cabinet and we've donated the 100th to the hospice.

"We could have probably sold out five times the run, so I hope that means people will get behind the cause and bid when the time comes."

The hospice hope to use a special text message raffle for Morton fans to get their hands on the bottle, with the winner being announced on August 20 when Ton face Dundee at Cappielow.

Hospice fundraiser Laura Queen said: "It is so nice to work with both Titan Spirits and Morton on this project - we're delighted that they are so keen to support us.

"On the day of the match we will also have collection buckets at entrances to help us raise as much as we possibly can for our patients and families.

"We will be launching the raffle as soon as possible, so keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels for updates."

The rum is one of a number of initiatives to mark the anniversary of Ton's finest hour.

Local playwright David Carswell brought his smash hit 'Mon 'Eh Ton!' play back to the Beacon Arts Centre earlier this year especially for the anniversary.

Ton boss Dougie Imrie added: "We are delighted to show our support to the hospice and all the great work that they do in Inverclyde.

"The rum sold out very quickly the first time around, so hopefully our fans dig deep to get their hands on the special bottle in aid of a very good cause."

For updates about the raffle visit facebook.com/ardgowanhospice