Charities across a wide range of sectors in Girvan have benefited to the tune of £250 each after the closure of the St John’s church.
The St John’s church held their final service in the town in May after congregation numbers dwindled.
After a look at their finances, they decided to share out £1,000 to keep their money in Girvan.
A presentation of cheques on Monday 1 September saw Tricia Watts from Age Concern, Bill Logan from Girvan Youth Trust and Robert Jess from the Community Action Network each accept a donation of £250 for their charities.
Meanwhile, Eunice Dodds accepted a donation of over 60 boxes of shortbread biscuits for the foodbank.
The biscuits will be given to people who come in with a voucher to the foodbank on top of their usual box of food. The shortbread biscuits were very kindly given to the cause by Robbies Drams shop in Ayr.
The money will be put to good use by all the charities and Paige Paterson of St John’s church said that the idea was to give to a host of different charities who helped the young, the old, the ill and the disadvantaged so they knew the money would be helping those in greatest need.