A GROUP from East Ayrshire Young Carers have raised more than £500 with a sponsored walk.

This was a fundraiser with an added bonus for those taking part on Sunday, May 13, as they enjoyed strolling up the Cairn Table hill at Muirkirk.

They took on the challenge to raise money to enable young carers to enjoy the benefits of a break from the dedicated caring roles they carry out.

A spokeswoman for East Ayrshire Carers said: “Luckily the weather was perfect for hillwalking, with sunshine and a breeze and thehhhy were rewarded with the most spectacular views.

“The walkers have raised more than £500 for East Ayrshire Carers Centre and this money will directly support young carers to get a break.”

Get together sessions, meetings and one-to-one support is available at the group’s bases in Cumnock, New Cumnock and Dalmellington.

East Ayrshire Carers are also finalist for the Scottish Charity of the Year.