North Ayrshire News
We are delighted to have launched our pilot service in South Ayrshire on 5 September 2016. With funding support from Scottish Government, we are providing our vital shopping service to people aged 65+ lviing in the towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon. For more information contact our North Ayrshire branch, who are running the pilot on a 1 year basis.
Our new North Ayrshire branch hit the tracks on 1 September 2015, and is going from strength to strength. We had our official red ribbon launch in December, a lovely event officiated by Councillor Anthea Dickson at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine. We have a team of 25 local volunteers, who are collecting lists, making up orders and delivering shopping to 85 older people in North Ayrshire, many of whom are using the service weekly or fortnightly. Our retail partner in North Ayrshire is Sainsbury's in Irvine. Store Manager Martin Kelly said 'it is a privilege to support such a fantastic community service and to be able to be part of something that provides such a vital life line for older people'.
Food Train rolls into North Ayrshire this summer! We are delighted to bring our award winning and vital grocery delivery service to older people living in North Ayshire. We hope to be making our first shopping deliveries later in the autumn. A warm welcome to Regional Manager Marri Welsh and Administrator Clare Paterson who will be setting up the new Irvine based branch in July.
In the meantime, if anyone you know in North Ayrshire who will benefit from the service, or may be interested in volunteering with us and help get ready for the big launch, please contact Marri on 07712 322193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.