A CHARITY who provide vulnerable families with furniture have been left devastated after the tyres to their van were slashed before a drop off.

West Coast Furniture Bank, were about to provide essential household goods including a washing machine to desperate mum of five on Saturday, June 20.

But their warehouse manager woke up to find two of the tyres of their hired van parked in Winton Street, Ardrossan had been targeted and were left having to pay for replacements.

The charity which ran as a social enterprise before was started up by husband and wife team, Fiona McMahon,60, and George McMahon, 62.

Fiona told the Herald: “We are a small charity who provide furniture to families who need it most.

“This shocking incident has left us having to pay for two new tyres. The time we have had to wait until they were repaired, meant that 10 people did not get their furniture delivered.”

The charity, started by George who works as a nurse, say they have been exceptionally busy during the pandemic, with an estimated 100 deliveries.

The drop they were about to complete, was for a mum with five children who was relying on them to provide a washing machine, a chest of drawers and a pram.

Fiona added: “We had the van loaded, ready to go. The police couldn’t believe someone would do that.”

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of those responsible. We would appeal for any person with information to contact 101 quoting incident 1141 (of the 20th). Thank you.”