A FUNDRAISER has been launched as locals look to secure the future of a much loved community resource.

The Annick Centre in Stewarton has been a much loved part of the community for a number of years.

It is understood that over 10 per cent of the Stewarton population come through it's doors every week.

But now, the Stewarton Annick Youth and Community Association says it needs help to save the "vital" reource.

And in a bid to ensure its future use, the volunteer group has launched a gofundme page in an effort to raise the required funds to preserve and revitalise the centre.

The fundraising page explains: "Countless memories have been made at The Annick Centre in Stewarton.

"For years this beloved building has been the heart of our community hosting sports activities, bring and buy sales, award ceremonies, dancing, yoga, pilates, youth groups, Boys' Brigade, after school care and much more.

"Its up to us, the community, to ensure the future of this important space.

"We are a dedicated committee of volunteers who have taken on the task of preserving and revitalising the centre. However we need your support to make it happen."

The group has set a goal of raising £10,000 to help with the improvements and repairs the centre requires.

It is a campaign it is hoping everyone can get behind, with over £400 already raised in little over a week.

They page continues: "We are reaching out to you, the residents of Stewarton, to join us on this exciting journey.

"The centre is in desperate need of modernisation and refurbishment to continue serving as a vibrant hub for social events in our town.

"By contributing to our gofundme campaign you can help raise the necessary funds to make essential improvements, upgrade facilities, and ensure that the future generations can enjoy the centre just as we have.

"Together we can restore The Annick Centre to its former glory and make new memories that will last a lifetime.

"Let’s come together and ensure that The Annick Centre remains a thriving part of Stewarton for years to come."

For more information, or to donate to the cause, the gofundme page can be found online at gofundme.com/f/restore-the-annick-centre.