CARER’S Day was celebrated by many at Prestwick Academy last week.

The event that was hosted on Friday, November 24 is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Cllr Hugh Hunter, who attended the event, said: “It was a great day at Prestwick Academy. Both the school and the pupils were welcomed in by a piper along with Rev. Ian Wiseman.

“The tables for lunch were laid with lovely cakes made by the pupils from the home economics class and we had entertainment from the music depart at the school.

“St Ninian’s Primary five choir sang for us and they will be on TV on Christmas Day which will be lovely.

“I was nice to see everyone dressed in Christmas jumpers and Santa hats – it was a really lovely afternoon.

“I would like to thank the school for making it such a great afternoon and the organising committee for making it happen.”

Councillor Julie Dettbarn, Health and Social Care Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council, added: “The Carers Day event celebrated the important contribution Prestwick unpaid carers make to their families and community. 

"Carers were treated to a ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factory themed’ afternoon tea and performances from Prestwick Academy and St Ninians Primary School.

"As well as the entertainment, there was information on local support available for carers. I would like to thank everyone involved and particularly the staff and pupils at Prestwick Academy for all their hard work.”