An Ayrshire financial services firm has signed up to become a founding sponsor of a charity's cancer support centre in Ayr.

Kilmarnock-based Monarch Financial Services agreed to be a founding sponsor of a specialist room within the soon-to-be-refurbished facility run by Ayrshire Cancer Support.

In 2021, the charity gained planning permission approval for the centre at Prestwick Road.

Alongside this development, they launched a host of opportunities for individuals and businesses to become founders.

These founders contribute to the refurbishment costs of different spaces within the centre, while knowing their financial commitment will help people across Ayrshire who are dealing with cancer for years to come.

After committing to the cause, Monarch Financial Services rallied its forces and, through various fundraising activities, has reached its goal of £10,000.

Craig Blackwood, director of care services at Ayrshire Cancer Support, said: "This generous donation will provide an invaluable space for our cancer information and support specialist to have supportive and confidential conversations with people that access our services for support.

"Cancer information and support specialists utilise their background in working clinically to assess someone’s needs holistically, and truly focus on what matters most to that person. 

"By doing this, they can develop a plan of action to help meet these needs utilising our services, or those available through other local and national organisations.

"I want to extend a massive thank you to Monarch Financial Services for their support."

Iain Greer, director at Monarch Financial Services, added: "It has been a pleasure to be involved with Ayrshire Cancer Support and to help support this new building which will provide fantastic support services to those affected by cancer.

"This is a cause that is close to our hearts as a business and we worked together as a team to fundraise over the year.

"We hope this centre can support those dealing with cancer over the years to come."

The community and other businesses can find out more about contributing to Ayrshire Cancer Support's Make It Happen appeal by contacting 01563 538008 or by emailing

All contributions are sure to greatly aid the work done by Ayrshire Cancer Support for people affected by cancer.