A CHILDREN’S charity is praising their retail volunteers across north, south and east Ayrshire after they donated an amazing 14,779 hours last year.

Barnardo’s Scotland is highlighting the importance of local support during Volunteers’ Week, June 1-7, kick-starting their campaign.

Last year 156 people offered a combined total of more than 14,779 hours at the charity’s stores in Irvine, Prestwick, Troon and Kilmarnock.