Voluntary Action South Ayrshire took no time off on Christmas Day as they were out delivering parcels to vulnerable people across the area.

The third sector organisation had help from some locals who were also willing to give up part of their Christmas day to provide some cheer to those who need it.

Santa Claus, a.k.a. MP Allan Dorans, was also on hand to provide some support.

They were given a taster of how much their work means to people as one person got in touch to say how much their support had helped their mum.

The individual told VASA: “Once again I am writing to say a massive thank you for your kindness and generosity. My mother received her gift this morning from yourselves.

“It lightens my heart to hear her so uplifted by the kindness of strangers. Your delivery of food etc. may be “just” volunteering to you, but for us it’s the knowledge that mum is getting something to look forward to and restoring her faith in others.

“My mother has had another difficult year due to loneliness and medical issues. It really lifts her spirits to have you showing up with your “fabulous gifts”.

“It’s the one time I don’t mind hearing her in tears. Happy tears have been sadly lacking recently, despite our best efforts. We live abroad and it’s been so awkward trying to “be there” for her. Phones and Facetime are wonderful but actually seeing another kind face in front of you, can’t be beaten.

“Please know that you not only make a difference to the people who receive your food and gifts, you make our day too.

“So a very appreciative thank you from us to all of you.”

Well done to everyone who was out delivering the goods.