The close friend of a tragic Alexandria couple organised a virtual dance music night in their memory.

Mick Machin held the DJ event in honour of much-loved David, 43, and Rebecca MacIntyre, 37, who sadly died in a car crash in March.

The couple had travelled to England for a christening and had become godparents before the tragedy happened in the Lake District.

Heartbroken Mick, who was best man at their wedding, decided to organise a fundraiser to raise money for a memorial – and he said the dance night was the perfect tribute for the huge music fans.

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It was called ‘Balloch Legends’ as they were so well loved across the area.

DJ Mick ‘Detonator’, as well as local DJs Clark Jones and Peter Burns ‘Burnsy’, who were friends of the couple, took part in the Facebook event, broadcasting live from their homes.

They were also joined by special guests M-Zone, Ribbz and Obsession, with the six DJs taking it in turns to take to the decks over six hours.

David and Rebecca were huge dance music fans.
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It raised an incredible £2080 – more than double the £1000 target.

Mick said: “Davie and Rebecca were the perfect couple.

“They didn’t do anything without each other.

“Davie’s huge passions were Rebecca and his music.

“They loved going to festivals and dance events together and we went to so many over the years, which is why I decided to do this fundraiser.

“There were so well known and loved and there would have been a couple of hundred people at the funeral but there could only be 20 due to the social distancing restrictions and there couldn’t be a wake.”

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Mick said he was delighted with the reaction to the fundraiser, which saw almost 10,000 people tune in.

He continued: “It had 9,759 views from across the UK which was great.

“I’m really pleased it doubled the money I planned to raise and it will be spent on a memorial chosen by David and Rebecca’s families.

“We’ll also together in their memory once the coronavirus restrictions are lifted.”

Heartbroken friends led tributes to the couple in March, describing how beauty therapist Rebecca, from Tullichewan, would “light up a whole room with her smile”.

Hairzone in Jamestown, where Rebecca ran beauty salon Rebecca’s Rituals, said they were “completely heartbroken”.

Posting on her business page Rebecca’s Rituals on social media, best friend and niece Stephanie described Rebecca as “an absolute angel” and her husband David, who was from Haldane and worked for West Dunbartonshire Council as a joiner, “truly amazing”.

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Mick said he is also hoping to do a similar event next year in their honour.

He added: “It probably won’t be a fundraiser but it will be nice to do something again in their memory.”