Despite coronavirus, Ayrshire Cancer Support are delighted to announce that they have hit their Phase One target of raising £350,000 to purchase a new cancer support centre in Ayr, #Home4Cancer.

The centre will aim to develop their existing work to include essential support services for children and young people affected by, or bereaved through, cancer.

Phase Two fundraising, to raise a final £350,000, now begins in earnest to adapt a suitable building and create specialist areas for children, young people and adults.

The first phase of the fundraising target was met thanks to the fundraising efforts of many individuals and businesses in the local area and when the small centre in Ayr was sold last month.

Unfortunately they have missed out on a couple of buildings that might be suitable, so shall continue their search to turn their dream into reality.

They recognise the gap in provision for psychological and emotional support services for children and young people affected by cancer – and in particular those whose lives have been disrupted through the diagnosis or bereavement of a parent.

It is their aim to raise sufficient funds to ensure no child or young person goes without the practical and emotional support that they currently provide to adults.