The sensitivity surrounding the need to help people cope with the impact of the pandemic lockdown is being reflected in an appeal by the Marybank and Laxdale Community Associations.

The two groups have been awarded funding from the Corra Foundation's community wellbeing fund in order to provide food vouchers for member of the community who have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The groups explain that the £30 food vouchers for local retailers will be issued in strict confidence to any individual or family who requests one from the following e-mail addresses (e-mail relates to the area closest to where you live):

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They explain there is no need to provide any details other than a name and address to post the vouchers to.

The group would also welcome nominations for vouchers, if you believe there is someone in need who will not, or cannot request one themselves.

"We are grateful to be able to add to the support that other agencies, community groups and businesses are offering in such difficult times.

"The associations hope to continue to support our local community throughout the pandemic, please e-mail the addresses above if you wish to get involved."