Our new North Ayrshire branch hit the tracks on 1 September 2015, and is going from strength to strength. We had our official red ribbon launch in December, a lovely event officiated by Councillor Anthea Dickson at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine. We have a team of 25 local volunteers, who are collecting lists, making up orders and delivering shopping to 85 older people in North Ayrshire, many of whom are using the service weekly or fortnightly. Our retail partner in North Ayrshire is Sainsbury's in Irvine. Store Manager Martin Kelly said 'it is a privilege to support such a fantastic community service and to be able to be part of something that provides such a vital life line for older people'.