Age Concern Ayr have ploughed £5,000 into South Ayrshire Lifeline, which was set up to help tackle the devastating effects of coronavirus on elderly and vulnerable residents.

During the lockdown, the Lifeline has been delivering food and, and offering a telephone befriending service to those hit the hardest by the COVID-19 lockdown measures.

Liz Taylor, trustee and secretary of Age Concern Ayr, said it was “a privilege” to help South Ayrshire Lifeline.

She said: “South Ayrshire Lifeline has reached out to provide a varied list of essential needs so that our elderly who are ‘staying at home’ can maintain some independence so it is a privilege to help this cause.

Marie Oliver, CEO of Voluntary Action South Ayrshire, who run the Lifeline, picked up the bumper cheque this week and admitted she was moved to tears when she heard the news.

“This donation means the world to us,” said Marie. “Not only does it help to ensure we can keep our services running as long as people need us but it is also recognition that everything our staff and volunteers are doing is really making a difference.”

Liz added that they were able to support South Ayrshire Lifeline so generously because of the success of the Age Concern charity shop in Ayr’s Crown Street.

If you or someone you know could do with help from South Ayrshire Lifeline they can contact their freephone helpline on 0800 432 0510 from 9am to 5pm seven days a week.


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