Ayrshire Cancer Support has operated in Ayrshire since 1982 providing emotional support and practical help to those affected by cancer. Our aim is to improve the quality of life of those living with cancer and ensure that help is readily available throughout Ayrshire for those who need it.
Our services have a positive impact on the community by providing much needed help and support. All our services are provided free of charge and funded entirely by contributions from the public, fund-raising events and the revenue from our 10 charity shops.
Our Hospital Transport Service is staffed by volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles. Patients are collected from their homes, accompanied to hospital for their treatment and taken home again after treatment. This service is especially useful for patients who feel unwell, those living in rural areas, the elderly and parents taking their children for treatment.
Our Support Centres in Ayr and Kilmarnock were opened in 1997 in response to an identified need for counselling and support services. The centres still operate today where we offer a wide range of services, including counselling, support groups and complementary therapies, in a caring and supportive environment.