A KIND-HEARTED Kilwinning man says he feels “humbled” after collecting a record breaking 1,400 Easter eggs for children in hospital.

Michael Kirkum has had his most successful Easter egg drive yet, despite the cost-of-living crisis hitting people’s pockets - and will be donating the eggs on Friday March 31.

This is Michael’s 12th Easter collection of eggs for children in Crosshouse Hospital and community groups throughout the area.

Michael said: “I’m so humbled by the support. It’s so amazing. You just couldn’t predict that.

“Certainly with the living crisis going on it’s just amazing.

“I think because of the living crisis everyone wants to dig deep and help out.”

A committed community fund-raiser of 30 years, Michael is also busy planning a ‘Cranberry Jam’ concert in the Cranberry Moss Community Centre for Saturday, April 15.

Michael’s son, Michael junior, stepped in to help his dad collect donations this year due to his busy schedule, and will present the chocolate eggs to the children’s ward this Friday.

Michael's son said: "I would like to thank Energyze personal training who donated 185 eggs from themselves and clients, Gallagher Insurance, Billy's Barbers, On Fire For Driving, Mane Barbers, Lynn Stevenston and Darren Clark to name a few.

"Also, thanks for all donations and support without this would not be possible.

“I will continue to do the Easter donations to the children's wards we were thinking of stopping but I will continue if my supporters will continue to support me. Thank you.”

Michael and his son will still be collecting Easter Eggs until Thursday March 30 so anyone with last minute donations should email Michael at mgkirkum89@outlook.com or call him on 07961 540780.