Have you benefited from the work of a voluntary group?

If so, now is your opportunity to nominate them for a very special award.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups.

The closing date is September 14 so now is the time to make your nomination.

The Lord-Lieutenant, Sheriff Iona McDonald, said: “I would encourage all residents of Ayrshire and Arran to submit a nomination.”

See www.lordlieutenantayrshireandarran.org.uk for more information.