A GENEROUS donation has been given to the South Ayrshire Dementia Support Association (SADSA).

The donation of £5000, made possible thanks to the generosity of bereaved families who allowed metal implants to be recovered and then recycled following cremations at Masonhill Crematorium, was presented by South Ayrshire Council.

The charity runs services which allow carers time to themselves while the people they care for take part in fun activities in a stimulating environment - SADSA also provide support for carers and families.

South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie handed a cheque over to Liz Campbell Manager of SADSA Day Care Services.

Provost Moonie said: “The charity relies on donations, so this cheque is sure to make a big difference as they continue to improve the quality of life for those suffering from Dementia and their families.

“The donation would not have been possible without the permission of bereaved families.

“And I’m sure they will be glad the money is being used to help those in need.”

Liz Campbell added: “We’re really grateful for this donation; the money will be put towards improving client experiences.”