This weekend is your chance to see firsthand how the money raised over the last 30 years and more has been put to good use by the Ayrshire Hospice.

Fundraising began in 1983 before its doors were opened in 1989.

Since then it has cared for tens of thousands of patients and families offering services that now range from an in-patient unit, day centre and specialist community nursing team to an education and training facility and patient and family support team.

Margaret Wilkie, Patient Services Director, added: “Doors Open Day is an opportunity for the hospice to try and breakdown barriers and dispel the many myths that often surround hospice care.

“Why not pop in on the September 8, I’m sure you’ll be very pleasantly surprised.”

Doors Open Day began in 1990 in Glasgow and Ayr as part of Glasgow’s status at European City of Culture.

As part of the Ayrshire Hospice Doors Open Day, visitors can expect guided tours of hospice facilities including the gardens and day services, where a brief history of the hospice and our how its services have developed over the last 30 years.

You can visit the hospice between 11am and 4pm on Sunday, September 8 at Racecourse Road, Ayr with free entry.