GIRVAN’S Glendoune Community Centre has received a funding boost which will allow a big refurbishment to take place.

Working with South Ayrshire Council and Glendoune Community Association, local company Rexel UK from Ayr has donated £850 which will see the centre benefit from new flooring, a new door and improvements to the ceiling.

Council suppliers like Rexel, are encouraged to assist with projects through the council’s community benefit scheme which is helping make a difference to residents across South Ayrshire.

The scheme aims to tackle things like social isolation and assist different parts of the area’s population. Wendy Nibloe, chair of Glendoune Community Association said: “We’re delighted to have received this funding which will be used towards upgrading and refurbishing the Glendoune Community Centre.

“We want to encourage more children and older people to come in and use the centre to help tackle loneliness, especially among people with dementia and mental health issues so this funding will make a big difference.”

Rexel UK is an electrical supplier for South Ayrshire Council and have been happy to get on board to help the community. Alasdair Macfarlane, Business Manager, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway for the compnay said: “Rexel is delighted to be involved with this project. The team at Glendoune are doing a fantastic job for the area.”

South Ayrshire Council are confident the financial support to Girvan will contribute to the overall improvement to wellbeing in the area. Council leader Douglas Campbell said: “The centre is an important hub for locals so I’m pleased the community benefit scheme is helping improve the building.

“The changes will mean even more people can access the centre to chat and make new friends, this not only helps tackle social isolation but can improve health and wellbeing too.

“The initiative demonstrates the benefits of partnership working and I would like to thank Rexel for their generous contribution.”