A WHOPPING £5000 has been donated to Ayr United by a group of generous fans.

At the first home game of the season against Forfar Athletic, the committee of the AU500 Fund presented the cheque representing their efforts.

It's an impressive figure which took the total amount which has been raised to an amazing £12,400 since the AU500 was launched one year ago this month.

Chairman Ron Withers said: "The AU500 Fund was launched last August to give fans of Ayr United the opportunity to support the club even more by making monthly donations to the fund. The committee and the members of the fund are incredibly proud of how much we’ve been able to help the club over the past year and we’d love even more people to join if they can.”

Manger Ian McCall said: "The efforts of the AU500 Fund over the past year have been a great help in supporting the playing budget and with our full-time status this season, their support is even more significant. I can’t thank the members of AU500 Fund enough for their contributions.”

If you are interested in joining the AU500 Fund or finding out more, please visit www.au500fund.com or private message us via Facebook.