Lots of laughs in Whithorn as hypnotist arrives

Milking an imaginary cow had the audience in stitches.
Milking an imaginary cow had the audience in stitches.

THE miserable weather saw off the Withorn Summer Activities children’s sports day and barbecue, but it didn’t stop the mums and dads enjoying the final fundraising event of the summer session.

Last Saturday night, it was a full house at the New Town Hall, when hypnotist Ian Dee treated the audience to an evening of fun and fascination with his light-hearted show.

Down goes Daniel Gibson, last to be put into a trance

Down goes Daniel Gibson, last to be put into a trance

There was no shortage of volunteers hoping to be put into an hypnotic trance, and it took several minutes for showman Ian Dee to whittle the number down to make room on the stage for the final lucky few.

The audience were in stitches as Ian had them milking imaginary cows, playing imaginary musical instruments and rubbing on non-existent sun tan lotion.

The funniest part of the night was when he had his subjects believing they were tall leafy trees.

He explained to them that a little dog was sniffing around at the foot of the tree, and invited them to shoo the imaginary dog away.

The result was hilarious, ranging from; “go away,” to a more colourful phrase much too rude to be printed in a family newspaper.

After the stage show, local man on the decks Davy Steele entertained the crowd with a mixture of music for old and young alike.

The organisers were more than happy with the outcome. Carole Carnochan said: “It was a great night, and everyone enjoyed the hypnotist. It was a good fundraiser, and will help to give us a start for the activities next summer.

“The only events we missed this year were the sports day and barbecue, but the weather just made that impossible, and it wasn’t something we could shift indoors.”

Laura Martin went on: “We won’t know for a day or two just how much we raised at the final event, but the final total will be announced as soon as we know.

“The committee will then decide which local charity will benefit, and a cash donation from the proceeds will be made to them. Everyone involved with the Whithorn Summer Activities Group would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who helped to make our second year a resounding success.”