Girvan's Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has received a sweet donation from the town's Nestlé branch.

Nestlé Girvan has donated £1,327 to the vital life-saving charity.

The donation was made to the RNLI Girvan Lifeboat Station, where the charity plays a crucial role in lifeboat search and rescue, lifeguard provision, water safety education and flood rescue.

The Girvan factory team, responsible for supplying milk crumbs to Nestlé’s confectionery factories in York and Halifax, engaged in various fundraising initiatives throughout the year, demonstrating their dedication to supporting the RNLI.

They raised £1,052 by walking up Goat Fell, the highest point on the Isle of Arran.

The team also raised an additional £275 through a Nestlé hamper and voucher raffle.

John Tait, volunteer crew member and Treasurer at RNLI Girvan, said: "Once again, we are grateful to Nestlé Girvan and their employees for selecting us as their chosen charity in 2023.

"Being associated with Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage company, is an honour.

"Their ongoing local support has made a significant impact on local groups and charities, including our own. We thank you for your valuable contributions."

Fraser Haldane, operations manager at Nestlé Girvan, added: “Nestlé is committed to being a force for good in our local community.

"We are thankful for the vital work of the RNLI and hope our donation supports their extraordinary efforts in ensuring the safety of our coastal areas."