SCOTLAND'S biggest health charity has received a cash boost worth thousands of pounds from South Ayrshire Council.

The area's Provost, Iain Campbell, welcomed representatives from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland to the authority's County Buildings HQ in Ayr to receive a donation of £7,000 from one of the council's charitable schemes.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland offers a cardiac peer support group at Queen Margaret School in Ayr and a chest, heart and stroke group in South Parish Church in Carrick.

Provost Campbell said: “I think it is a cause close to many people’s hearts and touches many families, either directly or indirectly, so I am delighted to help in any small way through this charity donation from South Ayrshire Council.”

Aimee Russell, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s community events and corporate fundraiser, said: “We are extremely grateful to South Ayrshire Council for this incredible donation.

“Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland supports the one in five people in Scotland who are living with chest, heart and stroke conditions and long covid to live life to the full.  

"Donations like these help us to provide support services in the community to allow people to better manage their conditions and stay healthy."

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is committed to reaching an additional 175,000 people living with its conditions across Scotland by 2028 through its Community Healthcare Support Services.

To find out more about support from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland visit