£400 donated to Ayr and District Macular Group

 13 March 2019  |  


Council’s community benefit scheme - bringing people together

Council’s community benefit scheme - bringing people together

Ayr & District Macular Group has just benefited from a donation of £400 from local meals-on-wheels supplier ICare Ltd.

ICare Ltd, a supplier to South Ayrshire Council wanted to help a local cause through the Council's Community Benefit Scheme.

The Ayr & District Macular Group was the perfect choice for the meals-on-wheels company who deliver meals to a number for visually impaired clients. The generous funding will be used to help with running costs as the group reach out to those suffering from Macular Degeneration.

Council suppliers like ICare Ltd are encouraged to assist with projects through the Council's Community Benefit Scheme which is helping make a difference to residents across South Ayrshire.

Councillor Peter Henderson, Resources and Performance Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "The macular group provide an important support network for blind and visually impaired people and the money will be put to very good use.

"We actively encourage all our suppliers to work with us to promote social wellbeing within our community and I would like to thank ICare Ltd for their donation."

Linsay Kay of ICare Ltd said: "We are delighted to be able to help with this project. The team are doing an excellent job in supporting those affected."

Bob Shields, manager of the Macular Degeneration Association added: "We are very grateful to the people at ICare Ltd for their donation, which will help us to run our support groups for those affected by AMD.

"Ayr & District Macular Group was formed to provide social support, information and friendship to those suffering from irreversible eyesight conditions. We meet on a monthly basis in the town centre and topics covered will include equipment, relevant speakers and sharing experiences of problems encountered and how to overcome them. The group is informal, friendly and inclusive."

To find out more about Ayr & District Macular Group phone Bob Shields on 01292 270285.

With local groups always on the lookout for donations of time, money or equipment, the Council sends a list of worthy causes to suppliers to encourage suitable matches and help groups which may otherwise struggle with donations. To find out more click here