KIND volunteers at the Greenock Sheriff Court tea bar are providing a stirring show of support for local good causes.

The Greenbean Cafe serves up cups of tea, coffee and refreshments all year round to raise money for charities.

A a total of £6,000 was handed over to groups by the end of 2019, supporting everyone from children who have lost loved ones, to those with disabilities and families struggling to get by.

Long serving volunteer Jean Agnew said: "We serve up our coffee, tea and snacks so that we can help people on their way and give something back.

"Everyone needs help sometimes.

"We are delighted to help in whatever way we can."

The cafe is supported throughout the working week by solicitors, court staff and visitors to the building, who all use the cafe for snacks and refreshments.

This year Greenbean donated money to a number of different organisations who all help the community in different ways.

One of the charities to benefit is Ardgowan Hospice's Butterfly project, which provides therapy and counselling for bereaved children.

Over the last year the hospice has teamed up with Barnardo's, who work with children and young people staying with kinship carers.

Janice Lee, a support worker, and Jill Morrow use the cafe cash to work together to support families.

Janice said: "We are delighted by the ongoing support from the court cafe, they have been very kind to us over the years.

"We recently had some of the volunteers over to the hospice to see for themselves the work we do."

Last year the Greenbean Cafe picked Children in Poverty, Reach for Autism, Ardgowan Hospice's Butterfly Project, Salvation Army Greenock, Greenock Otters, Port Glasgow Otters and Calum's Cabin to benefit from their funds.