South Ayrshire residents, businesses, schools and community groups have been thanked for their amazing and colourful charity efforts to raise nearly £15,000 on Go Purple Day.

Purple people were spotted all over Ayrshire as individuals, groups and businesses hosted purple themed events for Go Purple, a major fundraising campaign for the Ayrshire Hospice.

This year’s campaign also crossed with National Hospice Care Week which helps to raise the profile of hospice care in the UK.

Many schools and businesses across South Ayrshire join in the purple fun including Forehill Primary School, Girvan Academy, William Kennedy Plumbing, St Ninian’s Primary and Early Years Centre, O’Neil Gas, Asda in Ayr and Sainsbury’s in Prestwick, to name but a few!

Claire Stuart-Paulin, senior fundraiser at Ayrshire Hospice said: “A huge thanks go to the South Ayrshire community who once again pulled- out all the purple stops on Go Purple Day in aid of the Hospice.

“We are so grateful for your support, creativity and energy.

“This is the tenth year we have celebrated Go Purple and what a year it has been! Funds have been flooding in over the past six weeks and we are delighted to announce the campaign has raised an incredible £14,780.”

With lots of new things being introduced to Go Purple next year, the charity says it’s time to save the date; Friday, October 14, 2022.

Look out for ways to get involved soon and help turn Ayrshire purple for the charity once more.