MUMS from a Port Glasgow breastfeeding support service have received cash from a local supermarket towards toys for their little ones.

Customers of the town's Tesco petrol station are fuelling the continued success of the group which meets at the neighbouring Waterwheel restaurant every Tuesday morning.

Staff raised £100 from the sale of home-made tablet and caramel shortcake in the kiosk.

They chose to donate the proceeds to the breastfeeding group and the money was used to purhase toys for the babies and toddlers.

Greenock mum Necole Boyle, 28, who attends with 13-week-old daughter Emilia, said: "I started coming to the group before I had Emilia and I wasn't sure what to expect but the health visitors, Catriona MacLean and Morag Gaffney, helped me prepare.

"When I had my baby, the first six weeks I found difficult but the support and encouragement I've had from everyone has been brilliant."

The Port group launched in February this year.

In June, they hosted an event to celebrate Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) receiving a baby-friendly gold award from global charity Unicef, in recognition of the efforts locally to promote breastfeeding.

Lynsey Thompson, 25, from Port Glasgow, has two sons aged three and eight months.

She set up a Facebook page - Breastfeeding Support Inverclyde - on the back of attending the group.

Lynsey said: "None of this was available when I had my first child and I knew nothing about breastfeeding so with my second child, I probably would have quit if I didn't have this group and the Facebook page.

"It definitely helps."

Health visitor Catriona, who co-ordinates the group and is also an infant feeding co-ordinator based at Port Glasgow health centre, said: "It's nice that the petrol station staff chose us for this very kind donation, which is thanks to the generosity of customers.

"We've had lots of support from local businesses. "The Waterwheel has been very accommodating as well and will also now store the toys and bring them out in the mornings."

Lynn Emerson, Tesco Port Glasgow's community champion, visited the group on behalf of petrol station manager, Viv Boyle.

She said: "We're happy to help such a worthwhile cause."

The group meets every Tuesday from 10.15-11.30am, with health professionals always on hand to offer support to new and expectant mums.

For more information, call Catriona on 506001 or email