Provost Moonie presents the cheque for £2,000 to representatives from local charities.
Eight local charities have each benefited from a share of a fantastic £2,000 – raised by Council staff through donations and fundraising activities – and presented by South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie.
Ayr Housing Aid, Chernobyl Children's Lifeline, Gardening Leave, PDSA, Riverside Care and Share, RNLI Troon and Girvan, SeAscape and South Ayrshire Women's Aid were adopted by South Ayrshire Council in 2013 and representatives met Provost Moonie at Ayr Town Hall for the presentation.
Provost Moonie said: "Last year, we adopted eight charities to offer support and officer time to help them boost their local profiles and fundraising through publicity, promotion and marketing.
"With the season of goodwill and giving just around the corner, I was thrilled to be able to give a little something back to our charities and I hope this donation will assist them it the invaluable work they do for so many of our local residents."
Accepting the donation on behalf of the eight charities, Ali Gilmour from Riverside Care and Share said: "We are all delighted to share in this boost and humbled that so much money has been raised to help support local causes.
"Most charities depend on the public's generosity, but this does not always have to be in the form of money – especially during some tough financial times.
"Many charities benefit greatly from people's time, knowledge and experience and some organisations would not exist without people volunteering their time to help out."
Provost Moonie concluded: "It was a real pleasure to make the donation of £2,000 to our local charities and it's a great example of a small number of collections and activities can add up to make a big difference
"We can all make a difference, no matter how small and I would encourage anyone who has considered volunteering, fundraising, or helping others in need, not to wait until the New Year – but to make their resolution now!"