Volunteer helps Hospice
Scottish Water worker Jim McCracken, a senior treatment operator at Afton Water Treatment Works near New Cumnock, carried out some volunteering work for Ayrshire Hospice on Friday November 18.
Jim helped to transfer all the hospice shop's stock from their temporary store to new premises nearby in Main Street, Cumnock.
He had worked for the charity in the past and decided to use one of his volunteering days from Scottish Water when he heard the charity needed help to move the stock and shop fittings from the temporary premises to the new shop.
Jim, who put up some rails and built and installed all of the bookshelves in the new shop, said: "I was delighted to be able to help the Ayrshire Hospice by doing this work in their new shop, which is so important for their fund-raising."
Fiona Burley, Scottish Water's volunteering programme co-ordinator, said: "We are delighted to have been able to provide a volunteer in Jim to do this work at the Ayrshire Hospice, which does such superb work.
"Scottish Water's volunteering programme was launched in the spring and has already been very successful. There is a huge amount of passion within the business for volunteering and it's a great way for employees to get involved in their local communities."