ARDGOWAN Hospice staff have thanked their supporters for helping them win a national vote that banked them £5,000.

The charity came out top in the Greenock Telegraph's parent company Gannett's Cash for Charities initiative, where readers decided which cause would benefit.

A hospice spokesperson said: "Our outstanding supporters voted in such numbers that we were the highest nominated charity in the whole of Scotland.

"A huge thank-you to the Greenock Telegraph's readers for nominating and voting for us."