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The Ayrshire Clan are Recruiting

In 2012 unified rugby was first pioneered in Scotland by Trust Rugby International. This was done in partnership with the NHS and the Scottish Government. Trust Rugby are one of only a handful of fully unified, full contact rugby teams in the world.

Teams of able bodied, disabled and disadvantaged young people were brought together to play rugby. These teams were named Clans and the first of these was created in Kilmarnock.
Over the years, this has grown into a nation-wide project with Clans now established all over Scotland and a growing international remit. Through a partnership with Scottish Rugby, Scotland now has its first fully unified full contact squad.

Players with additional needs and / or learning difficulties may face problems in accessing a mainstream club. The Clan recognises each player’s individual’s needs and accommodates those through adapted training sessions and with the support of the enablers. For those that are able there is the opportunity to attend inter Clan matches or even progress to the National Team.

There are many benefits of unified rugby –
• acquisition of new skills
• improved health and fitness through sporting activity
• actively participating in sport
• improved communication and social interaction skills
• working as part of a team
• making new friendships both on and off the pitch.
• growth in self confidence and sense of achievement.
The Clan is currently recruiting new players and there is an open night
on the 26th August at Kilmarnock Rugby Football Club from 6.30 -7.30 for those who may be interested to come along and try it.

Ping: Pregnancy and Parenthood

Ping is the digital information resource for young people in Scotland who have experience of pregnancy and parenthood.

Visit the website to find all the information you need as a young person facing parenthood.

Dru Yoga Ardrossan

A new chair Dru Yoga class is now available in St Andrews Church Hall, Ardrossan.

The class will be held on Monday evenings from 5.45pm-6.45pm and will cost £5-£6.

Please contact: for more information.

Healthy u Lifestyle Group

Are u looking for a friendly, supportive group to help u with weight loss and exercise advice?

The Healthy U Lifestyle group is aimed at people in and around the local community who are keen to improve fitness levels, meet new people and find out more about easy ways to live healthier.

Venue: Dirrans Centre, Dirrans Terrace, Kilwinning, KA13 7PH

Tel: 01294 552 771

Time: 3-5pm every Wednesday

Cost: £2.50 per week


Pension Credit Backdate Claim

The 13th of August is the last day you’ll be able to make a backdated claim for Pension Credit. Make sure you are receiving all the support you’re entitled to.

If you’re not sure, give Age Scotland a call

☎️ 0800 12 44 222 (Mon-Fri 9-5)

👉 Find out more about the changes:

This Weeks’ New Provider On Carena

A warm welcome to our newest providers, North Ayrshire LGBTQ+ Meetup , who have added a profile of their services on Carena. Visit their profile to see what they offer and how they can help you.

This new group will give local LGBTQ+ members aged 18 and over the opportunity to attend regular social outings.

To publish your service, social or activity group or organisation on Carena, go to the Home Page, click on Register Provider and follow the Carena User Guide.

If you need any assistance please email us at

Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight

Thinking of quitting smoking but worried you may put on weight?

Join the Quit And Get Fit programme which features free health checks, one-to-one or group support and access to a beginners’ walking or jogging group.

For more information contact the KA Leisure Active Lifestyles team on 01294 605128 or email  Alternatively call Quit Your Way free on 0800 783 9132 and quote “Quit And Get Fit”.

Stress and Relaxation Class

Stress and relaxation class starting Thursday 22 August, 1.30pm – 3pm, then every Thursday after that.

Come along to the Trinity Church Hall, Courthill Street, Dalry and learn gentle exercises and relaxation techniques to help you manage your stress and anxiety better.

Classes are free and there is no need to book.  Exercises can be done seated if preferred.

Email if you have any questions.

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