A CARING canine charity who help unite dogs and lonely people in Troon have been given a boost thanks to staff and residents at a sheltered housing complex, writes Stewart McConnell.

Bradan Road Sheltered Housing staged a special garden party to help support the work of Give A Dog A Bone in Ayr Street.

And two dogs from the charity, who set up a base in the town last November, came along to say hello to the revellers.

Housing Support Worker Christine Coughlan was delighted with how the event went.

She said: “We organised a raffle with a whole lot of prizes donated from around the town and there was tea, coffee and home baking for sale.”

The event helped bring in £182 for Give a Dog a Bone.

Christine added: “We had a gazebo in case but the weather was perfect, service users attended, along with some relatives and friends and other local residents. We’re delighted to support Give a Dog a Bone who do a lot of good work.”