South Ayrshire Lifeline has received a donation of 1,000 state-of-the-art face shields from creative company Tsukure in Ayr High Street.

The team at Lifeline – Voluntary Action South Ayrshire’s COVID-19 help service – want to give them to local organisations, community groups and members of the public to help them stay safe when they’re out and about.

The first batch of face shields went out last week to SeAscape for their workers who provide support to people all over South Ayrshire.

Age Concern Ayr have also received some for their charity shop volunteers.

The light-weight face shields were produced by the research centre at Strathclyde University in partnership with Tsukure’s innovative team.

Adam Short, Chief Executive Officer of Tsukure, said: “We are happy to be able to help.

“The important things for us is that this equipment means people are staying safe and families are being protected.”

Since lockdown, Tsukure have produced nearly 18,000 items of personal protective equipment in their Maker Space in the centre of Ayr and they have donated more than 3,000 face shields.

To find out more about how to get your face shields, please call South Ayrshire Lifeline on 0800 432 0510.