VOLUNTEERS at Girvan Age Concern may be able to purchase the community centre they occupy.

The team believe they can do this using the Community Empowerment Act as they already manage the building, cover repairs and running costs.

Age Concern Girvan is a team of volunteers who provide a three course lunch to elderly residents and aim to keep their clients and their families informed of issues relating to wellbeing, health, benefits and safety.

They open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am - 1.30pm with lunches served between 12-1pm (12 prompt) with more than 30 members. Through holding their own fundraising events they have been able to employ their own cook.

Chairman David Gilmartin said: “Our fundraising activities allow us to pay for a cook as well as take part in a number of social activities which enhance the health and wellbeing of our members.

"A number of our members are quite isolated or new to the area and the chance to meet other people, eat a good healthy affordable meal is something they really value. 

“We therefore off er a pickup service, take meals to members/community and offer a take away service. The bright, warm environment we offer and friendly volunteers and staff are key factors in this.

“We have been offered the opportunity to purchase the building we currently occupy and are thinking about using the Community Empowerment Act for this purpose.”

Age Concern Girvan also provide space for other local clubs and groups including Parkinson’s, Hearing Aid Clinic and Sensory Impaired Support Group.

 They have joined the SA Community Transport and hope to go on day trips with members and their Walk and Talk group regularly. To take part or for more information visit 2 Duff Street, Girvan.