Kincaidston Community Centre have received a kind donation from Ayr Morrisons in their ongoing attempt to support the community.

The area was devastated last month when an explosion shook the neighbourhood.

Since then, community support has stepped up with shops, trades people, local groups, and much more, offering their help and support for the families affected.

Morrisons in Ayr stepped in and set out collection buckets at the end of their tills to raise money to go towards the ongoing support.

The kind customers of the store managed to raise an impressive total of just under £700.

The money will help the centre support those who still need the support.

Kincaidston Community Centre secretary Scott Devin says they have been overwhelmed by the support they have received, and they are so grateful for the supermarket chain’s help.

He told the Advertiser: “It’s amazing to see everyone rally together after what was a terrible incident.

“Morrisons have been amazing with us and their help will benefit the families and those who still need it the most.

“The support process remains ongoing and it will do for a while longer.

“Looking out of my window I can see a space where the houses used to be and other houses with boarded up windows, so it shows the effects it is still having.”

Morrison’s collection buckets stayed in the store for 10 days, allowing customers to help towards the funds.

Scott added: “I think everyone saw what happened in Kincaidston, and it makes people want to help where they can because it’s something so close to them.

“When you see how close to home it is, it makes you realise you are fortunate and you want to help.

“I can only say thank you so much to Morrisons and their customers for all their support with this collection and with our foodbank.”

Jane Clark, community champion at Morrisons Ayr, added: “After the news of the incident we put collection buckets at our checkouts, in 10 days our lovely customers donated the amazing amount of £685.05.

“The support the community has given has been amazing and I’m glad Morrisons and our customers were able to help out.”