Create A Smile Scotland has thanked good Samaritans across East Ayrshire who helped get their delivery car back on the road after it was vandalised last week.

After the devastating break-in, locals paid for the car valet, offered their own vehicles and Shire Housing also paid for the excess on the car.

Heather McEwan from the charity said: “I even got £100 through the door to go for a lovely meal. I was gobsmacked and so humbled by people’s kindness. It far out-rules what happened.

“Our slogan is ‘in a world where you can be anything, be kind’. Our local community has shown that.”