BOSSES from Amazon rolled out the red carpet as they welcomed a whole host of charities to their Gourock nerve centre.

Representatives from Inverclyde good causes and community organisations supported by the local base at Faulds Park were invited along for a celebratory lunch.

It was hosted by site leader, Lorna Sharples who welcomed representatives from Ardgowan Hospice, Compassionate Inverclyde, Calum’s Cabin, Safe Harbour, Home-Start and Hope Community Church to celebrate the important work these organisations are doing across Inverclyde.

Fraser Donaldson, pastor of Hope Community Church and leader of Inverclyde Foodbank, said: “The sense of community spirit at the lunch was palpable.

"It really encouraged us to continue with our efforts to provide support for the people of Inverclyde."

Elaine McNeill of Ardgowan Hospice added that they were 'incredibly grateful' to Amazon for their year-round support.

Support provided to the organisations in attendance over the last 12 months included a £3,000 donations to Calum’s Cabin and the foodbank while £1,000 was handed to Home-Start.

Ardgowan Hospice’s Butterfly Project received a donation of books which help young people make sense of bereavement, while boxes were donated to Compassionate Inverclyde to assist with the charity’s home from hospital boxes.

Lorna Sharples, site leader at Amazon in Gourock, added: “It’s important that we come together to say thank-you to those working for the benefit of others in our area.

"Bringing these organisations together for a celebratory lunch was a very special thing to be part of.

"We hope the afternoon provided the opportunity for some exciting links to be created and that everyone had a wonderful day with us."