A charity was delighted to be donated a new van after the group were left immobile when their old one went off the road.

Irvine-based fibromyalgia non profit organisation FFU-Scotland CIC relied heavily on their small transit van to travel across the country.

However the group, which recently relocated to Bank Street, were unexpectedly hit by their van running into a host of issues and being no use to the group.

A desperate appeal was put out for a new van and Arnold Clark answered the call with a Citroen Berlingo.

Alison McColl, founder and Managing Director of FFU-Scotland CIC and Sharon Turnbull, its Service/Business Director were delighted to collect the van from chief executive and group managing director Eddie Hawthorne at their HQ on July 30.

Alison McColl said: “We wish to thank Eddie Hawthorne and the team for their support and generosity, to allow much needed work to continue for anyone with fibromyalgia, care support and professionals.

“The van is crucial to reach communities and spread awareness in order to reduce isolation of those living with the debilitating syndrome.”

Eddie Hawthorne, Arnold Clark Chief Executive and Group Managing Director said: ‘FFU- Scotland provide vital care and support to people living with fibromyalgia all over Scotland.

“Arnold Clark are delighted to support their good work with this donation of a Citroen Berlingo, to help their specialists get to where they are needed most.”

Anyone wishing further information or support can contact FFU-Scotland CIC on 01294 537566, support@ffu-scotland.org or find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.