The Chairperson for NHS Ayrshire and Arran has expressed her thanks to ‘inspirational’ volunteers after they recently donated a whopping £100,000 to the area’s health service.

Lesley Bowie expressed her gratitude to volunteers at their annual meeting, commending those “who provide the fantastic Hospital Volunteers service in University Hospital Crosshouse.

They come from all over North and East Ayrshire and beyond, with many of them having been involved for many years.”

“They happily give their time and energy to provide an invaluable service for patients, visitors and staff. The service they give is often the first impressions people have of our organisation, and it is a credit to them that that impression is truly welcoming.”

Ms Bowie said: “We should all be inspired by their charity, kindness and dedication.

“I would personally like to express my genuine thanks to every one of them for everything they do for our organisation - it is a pleasure and a privilege to have them with us.”