A YOUNG girl from Troon has achieved the adoration of her neighbours after she cycled round an island to raise money for charity.

Nina McFarlane, 7, raised £100 for South Ayrshire Food Bank with her pedal power as she cycled the circuit around Great Cumbrae with her mum Lynn, dad Richard, and three-year-old sister, Aila.

Nina pedalled her way around the entire 10 miles of the island and persuaded generous strangers on the island to donate towards the food bank as well. She had set out with the aim of raising just enough money to buy a basket of food to donate, but ended up raising enough to purchase a deep trolley full of goods, which she proudly delivered to the foodbank on Wednesday, May 4.

Nina told the Advertiser how she took on the bike ride on her Isla bike on a lovely sunny day, however on the final stretch of her route, she found herself up against a strong breeze.

Nina said: “It was even more difficult because there was lots of hills.”

Mum Lynn added: “We’re very proud of her.”

A spokesperson from the South Ayrshire Foodbank said: “Huge thank you to Nina McFarlane aged seven who cycled around Millport and raised money to buy all this food for the foodbank.

“Nina you are amazing and we are so proud of you.

“Well done.”

South Ayrshire Food Bank provides emergency food, support and advice for those in need across South Ayrshire. They have locations in Ayr, Dundonald, Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick, and Troon. For more info go to southayrshire.foodbank.org.uk