A COMMUNITY centre in Ardrossan has received a financial boost from a food wholesale firm - thanks to a nomination from a local business.

The town's Whitlees Community Centre was the recipient of a £1,500 donation from Fife Creamery Ltd.

The donation is the company's first in Scotland as part of a plan to help good causes across the country.

And it was nominated by the customers of cafes, convenience stores, butchers, hotels and other businesses that deal directly with the firm.

Kieran Gillan from Fife Creamery said: "We are delighted that the very first of our monthly donations will be going to such a vital source of community support helping many families, here in Ardrossan."

Lorraine Nixon, manager of Keystore on the town's Ashgrove Road, was the kind-hearted business owner that encouraged her loyal customers to nominate deserving local good causes close to their heart.

She said: “I think it’s fantastic that Fife Creamery have launched this initiative.

"The shop has a long-standing relationship with Whitlees Community Centre. We as a business have always felt it important to support the community and firmly believe in giving back."

The Whitlees Centre is an active hub of the community and a lifeline to many in the town, as well as being home to the 'Quaint Larder', which offers residents the chance to buy essential food items at a fraction of the usual cost in a shop-like environment.

Julie Gray, centre co-ordinator said: "A massive thank you to Fife Creamery for this generous donation which will really make a big difference.

"Also, thanks to Lorraine and her staff at Keystore Ardrossan, who are always helping the Centre and the Larder.

"I’d also like to thank the wider community who got behind us and nominated us."