THE IMC Project were awarded a great boost from the Saltcoats branch of Santander.

They gave the charity £5,000 from their scheme the Santander Foundation Discovery Grants.

This was established by Santander UK in 1990 with the objective of helping the most disadvantaged people and communities by improving skills, knowledge or provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges.

Lesley Mitchell from the bank said: “I approached Jim Montgomerie when he was visiting the branch and told him about the Discovery grants and gave him an application, I supported this with a local story and was delighted when it was accepted for the maximum amount.

“Unfortunately I was unable to manage to get to the picture but my staff represented me for the branch.”