ONE of Ayrshire's best-known charities is looking to spread the word about the services it provides for children and young people across the area.

Ayrshire Cancer Support's Children and Young People Service offers free therapeutic support to children and young people aged 5-25 who have been affected by, or bereaved through, cancer.

The charity provides a range of services within its centres, schools and in the community

This includes one to one support, complementary therapy and group support.

ACS has recently started a drop in every second Wednesday afternoon at the Barony Campus in Cumnock, to add to the services it already offers in other parts of Ayrshire.

Sessions are split between those aged 5-12, 12-17 and 18-25.

Available drop-ins are at the following times, dates and venues.

5-12 year olds

  • North Ayrshire: Ardeer Centre, Stevenson, 3.30-4.30pm every second Wednesday
  • East Ayrshire: Barony Campus Drop-in, Cumnock, 3-3.45pm every second Wednesday
  • South Ayrshire: Ayrshire Cancer Support Ayr Centre, 4-5pm every second Tuesday

12-17 year olds

  • North Ayrshire: Ardeer Centre, Stevenson, 5-6.30pm every second Wednesday
  • East Ayrshire: Ayrshire Cancer Support Kilmarnock Centre, 4.30-6pm every second Thursday and Barony Campus Drop-in, Cumnock, 3.45-4.30pm every second Wednesday
  • South Ayrshire: The Place, Ayr, 4.30-6pm every second Tuesday

 18-25 year olds

  • East Ayrshire: Ayrshire Cancer Support Kilmarnock Centre, 6.30-8pm every second Thursday
  • South Ayrshire: The Place, Ayr, 6.30-8pm every second Tuesday

More information can be found on ACS's website at, by emailing, or by calling 01563 538008.