Ayrshire Women’s Hub have collected medical supplies from the community to send to a city in western Ukraine.

An appeal from the Ayrshire Women’s Hub to the community has seen them collect medical supplies to send out to the frontlines in Lviv as the war with Russia continues.

Iain Gordon, a local first-responder medic, begins his journey to Lviv today, where he will be working in a field hospital and the surrounding villages.

Angie-Leigh McPike, founder and director of the Ayrshire Women’s Hub – a community interest company that focuses on supporting women and families – said: “It’s been a tough week.

“We have managed to purchase quite a lot of items, we have also received some donations and just needed to pack everything up so it was ready to go.

“The Women’s Hub has so far donated over £2,000 in aid and we are looking to support as many families as we can who are settling in Ayrshire.

“We saw this appeal over the weekend and knew we had to do something to help.”

Iain has 20 years’ experience as a continental truck driver and is now working as a volunteer patient transport driver as well as being a first responder medic.

He has previously been to Europe in March of this year with a charity in a bid to help the Ukrainian people however, they were met with a lot of red tape which meant that they were only able to make it as far as Poland.

The supplies gathered by the Womens’ Hub were packed up and left with Iain on Thursday as he makes his way to Lviv.