Cunninghame Housing Association held charity events at its Long Service Awards celebration night in late November which raised a total of £5,259.50 for its two charities The Salvation Army and North Ayrshire Foodbank.

The Association presented a cheque for £2,000 along with toys to The Salvation Army (Saltcoats) Christmas Toy Appeal 2021 who work tirelessly to make a difference to families’ lives in Ayrshire.

Janice McCarthy, Salvation Army (Saltcoats) said: “We are so thankful to Cunninghame Housing Association, for everything received for all the needy children to give them some cheer at Christmas.”

Cunninghame Housing Association also presented a cheque for £2,629.75 to Craig Crosthwaite of the North Ayrshire Foodbank to contribute towards food hampers over the festive period to families and individuals in need.

Craig Crosthwaite, North Ayrshire Foodbank Co-ordinator said: “Once again thank you for the compassion and kindness from CHA staff and Board members.

"The money received will help local people at a time that can be very difficult for many.”

The presentations took place at the Association’s Quayside Offices, Ardrossan on December 10.

The Association’s Executive Director of Finance & Corporate Services Allison McColl said: “The Association is delighted to be able to make these presentations to The Salvation Army (Saltcoats) Christmas Toy Appeal 2021 and North Ayrshire Foodbank.

“We hope this helps make a difference to people over the festive period.”