An Ayr care home resident has been celebrated as its new ambassador.

Glenfairn House Care Home's Marie was happy to accept the offer from the home's manager, and now plays a large part in everything from welcoming new residents to shaping the activities on offer.

And thanks to Marie, the residents at the Racecourse Road home now enjoy a new arts and crafts group as well as regular day trips out.

Marie said: “I will try anything so was very proud to be involved.

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"I enjoy mixing with people so really enjoy doing this, it makes me feel really good.”

Home manager Joseph commented: "It’s hugely important for us here at Glenfairn House that our residents are the driving force in terms of choosing the things they love to do.

"For Marie, this role gives her such a sense of achievement and we couldn’t be prouder."

As well as working closely with the home’s activities co-ordinators, Marie also gives feedback to the home’s chef, who provides home-cooked meals each and every day and she even sits in on relative and residents’ meetings.