STAFF and volunteers from Kilwinning Community Sports Club stand ready to help vulnerable people from the area after the facility was closed down due to coronavirus.

And chairman Colin Hunter is encouraging people to do all they can to stay fit until everyone returns to the club, which this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

He said: “We totally understand the decision for the closure as health comes first.

“But we want to give something back to the community as they have been so supportive to us

“We want to help people having to stay at home whether it’s dropping off messages or walking their dog if they need that done.”

He also says indoor fitness can be effective.

Colin added: “My son Louis who is with Beith Community FC 2012s is doing work-outs over the phone with a friend who is with Troon FC 2012s.

“There are lots of workouts

online you can access including Joe Wicks Sports Coach so everyone should be able to stay fit in the meantime.”

The club said in a statement: “The trustees are working hard to ensure that the existing shut down and consequential negative impact on revenue is managed in a manner to permit us to re-open fully when the time is right, without any reduction to the quality of facility or staff.

“This is a difficult balancing act. Therefore, we ask all members to continue to support the club by retaining the monthly memberships as far as possible.”