This page will contain useful information as we get it and also links to Rev. Brennan's "e-worship services" which are our way of keeping God's Church alive during the pandemic.

GIVING

We have received a number of requests from people who want to support the work of the Church financially but don't know how with the current restrictions. If you are in this position, there are various options:

  1. Regular Giving:
  2. Monthly Standing Order to the Church bank account, which keeps you in control through your instructions to your bank.
  3. Envelopes (usually weekly) - normally put in offering plates during services - but during lockdown the Clerk to the Board, Bob McMillan, has offered to be a collection point or will arrange for collection from your home if requested.
  4. One-off Giving:
  5. Online through a secure facility set up and managed by the Church of Scotland at: www.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate - click on 'Donate to a congregation' and then enter Dundonald (Ayr) followed by your details as prompted. (Note, this could also be used for regular giving but generally 1.a) above is the preferred option.)
  6. By cheque made out to 'Dundonald Church of Scotland' - usually it is simplest to post it but collection can be arranged if preferred.
  7. Gift Aid:  For any of the above, if you are a tax payer it is possible for the Church to recover tax, at no extra cost to you, through a gift aid declaration.

If you would like to use one of these options or would like more details, please contact the Clerkto the Board, Bob McMillan 01563 850702 or the Treasurer, Sheila Tannock. 01563 850427

 

Emergency helpline for food and medication if you have no other resource to obtain it. 0800 1114000

4/4/20  keystore in Dundonald now open 8 till 8

26/3/20. Rember when doing simple things such as taking the bins back in after they're emptied to WASH YOUR HANDS.  Bin Men touch up to 2000 bins each day so take care.

28/3/20  I'm indebted to Templehill Dental Surgery for the following :-

With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we are still closed and unable to see any patients until the Chief Dental Officer advises us otherwise. We are still operating a dentist rota on our phones who will reply to any messages between normal opening hours. However, here’s some advice if you have dental Problems at the moment.

There are a lot of conditions that don’t require urgent attention. Here’s a list of common problems we see and what you can do to help.

Toothache
Regular painkillers if you need them. Good oral hygiene with a fluoride toothpaste and reducing your intake of sugary foods will help ensure any decay won’t get worse

Bleeding after extractions
Apply pressure to the socket. Bite on a clean handkerchief or cloth – not tissue paper, for 30 minutes. If this doesn’t work call the practice.
Pink saliva and a little bit of oozing from the socket is normal. Avoid hot drinks and alcohol. Don’t rinse your mouth for 24 hours.

Bleeding gums
These will improve if can clean your teeth and gums effectively. Brush for 2 minutes especially at the gum line and don’t forget to clean between the teeth with floss or interdental brushes. Corosdyl mouthwash may help but prolonged use can cause staining.

Dentures rubbing or loose
Use of a denture adhesive, like Fixodent or Polygrip may help. Seabond denture pads may make the denture more comfortable and stable. If there is a sharp edge an emery board can be used to smooth down.

Lost crown or veneer
Toofypegs can be used to restick lost crowns or veneers at home. Good oral hygiene will help stop the tooth becoming decayed

Ulcers
Bonjela on the area that is painful before meals in particular.
Take painkillers if necessary
Rinse with saltwater to prevent infection
Use difflam mouthwash which you can get from the pharmacist.

Sensitive teeth
Teeth can be sensitive to hot and cold foods/drinks due to receding gums, large fillings or decay. Toothpaste for sensitive teeth can help apply to the teeth and leave overnight after brushing. Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks which may make things worse.

Lost filling/broken tooth
Emergency dental kits can be bought at the pharmacists to patch up tooth at home and are also available on Amazon. Take painkillers if required. Again good oral hygiene and low sugar intake will help.

Painkillers
Adults (Over 16)
Paracetamol 1g (2x 500mg) 4 times daily
Child doses – follow the advice on the pack. If you are unsure what you can take, check with your pharmacist

If you have a dental emergency which you cannot manage alone, please give us a call on 01292 313 447 between 9-5, Monday to Friday or NHS24 on 111 at weekend and evenings.

26/3/20  LOCAL STORES THAT CAN DELIVER IN / TO DUNDONALD*

Store

How to order

Other details

Food, meat, fruit & Veg

Premier – Gills Convenience

Store, Dundonald

General groceries

 

Phone Kally

01563 850 459

Generally next day delivery. Cannot guarantee same day delivery as it depends on the availability of a driver.

John Rankin Butcher

Dundonald

Meat, eggs, rolls, some veg and general groceries

Phone 01563 850 246 to place order for delivery and collection 24 hours in advance.

Next day delivery (afternoon) and collection (morning only)

Day Today, Barassie

23 Lang Road KA10 6TP

General groceries

Phone 01292 317 339

Snappy Shopper App (preferred option)

 

Same day delivery possible.

Pay with card via app or cash on delivery. If isolating can leave cash at door or pay via Snappy Shopper App

Tattie Shack, Monkton

Large selection of baking, veg, fruit, hen/duck/goose eggs also Maharani Restaurant curries with rice.

Can phone but due to large call volume, best to text

 07887 725 246

 

Orders in by 8pm will be delivered the next day

Homefresh Foods

Fruit, veg, milk, bread & eggs

Via Messenger on Facebook

Include your name and address

List of products on Homefresh Facebook page

Message your order, Homefresh will send back your total and you pay by Paypal or bank transfer.

Lavemill Larder

Mossgiel Milk, Bhaile Bread, eggs, lentils, pasta, cereals

Message via Facebook or email ainsley@lavemill.co.uk

Open 10 - 2

Take away

Taj Bar & Kitchen Prestwick

 

 

 

Phone 01292 477 318

Pay over phone

Open from 4pm

See menu on line

www.tajprestwick.co.uk

The Brae, Dreghorn

Homemade meals

Phone 01294 537 720

Or on Facebook via Messenger and can pay using PayPal

Free delivery, minimum order of £20

 

The Venice Café, Troon

Meal trays that can be frozen

Phone 01292 310 904 to order

Pay by bank transfer

Delivery late afternoon, early evening

Wine on click & collect (case of 6 that can be a mix)

The Swan, 39 Portland Street, Troon. 01292 317171

Open 12 till 2 and 4 till 7 for food orders.

Pet Food

The Pooch Pantry, Troon

Dog food, treats

Phone 07815 938 727

Online, Facebook or Instagram

 

Garden Maintenance

 

 

Brian

07807 889 282 – phone or text

Payment by bank transfer or arrangement.

Heating & Plumbing Problems

 

 

Robert Cameron

07899 848 566

 

John Moffat

07711 745 210

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER LOCAL COLLECTION OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO AVOID SUPERMARKETS*

Store

How to order

Other details

Grants of Prestwick

Fruit & vegetable delicatessen

Collection

Phone 01292 476 122

May be able to deliver if you can get through on the phone.

Sommerville Feeds

Pet Food

Call and Collect

01563 830 233 to place order and pay over phone

Phone when you arrive and give your registration and they will come and put in your car

*Information correct as of 26th March 2020 but, can change daily due to current circumstances.


23/3/20 The Prime Minister said people would only be allowed to leave their homes in future for specific and limited purposes:
■ Shopping for "basic necessities", as infrequently as possible. People should use delivery services, where they can
■ Medical reasons, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
■ Travelling to and from work, but only if it is "absolutely necessary"
The measures will last for three weeks from 23 March before being reviewed

24/3/20 Dental surgeries are now closing with all appointments cancelled. Call your respective surgery for advice if you are in pain.

25/3/20. South Ayrshire Council will be uplifting everything except the brown garden bins until further notice.

24/3/20

Shops that will remain open are ones that in the following categories

  • Supermarkets
  • Pharmacy Stores
  • Newsagents
  • Pet Shops
  • Hardware stores
  • Banks
  • Post Office
 24/3/20 Educational resources from Shirley Shaw
FREE online education resources:
 
A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators. 
Feel free to share.
 
Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
 
BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
 
Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
 
Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
 
Openlearn
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
 
Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
 
Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming
 
Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos
 
National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
 
Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
 
Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons
 
The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos
 
Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects
 
Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience
 
Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.
 
iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
 
Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
 
Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.
 
Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
 
Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
 
Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
 
British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning
 
Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age
 
Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
 
Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!
 
Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
 
The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities 
 
Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
 
The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
 
Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games
 
DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac
Activities and quizzes
 
Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Dundonald Parish Church E-WORSHIP services.

Follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck7k_Vf9P_Y and it'll open a new page in your browser where you can play the video of Rev. Lynsey's service of 22th. March.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u65SNd0kgOs Rev. Lynsey's service of 28th. March.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyEMtG6sz7Q Rev. Lynsey's service of 5th April.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI3o9R6CQJM  Good Friday Service video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CT2sOo8Ycs Easter Sunday Sunrise Service video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lReJw7jarKQ Rev. Lynsey's service of 19th April.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg-TyAo6sEY Rev. Lynsey's Communion service of 26th April.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ3lVrYDK6Y Rev. Lynsey's service of 3rd May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL0lQVg9ZU8 Rev. Lynsey's service of 10th May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzv5sBP-EBk Rev. Lynsey's service of 17th May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAfqV1Wg5pQ Rev. Lynsey's service of 24th May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8CjWU5gcZA Rev. Lynsey's service of 31st May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWskq5KiOHw Rev. Lynsey's service of 7th June.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byv5zTHxhAA  Rev. Lynsey's service of 14th June.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOHx8XaiDI0 Rev. Lynsey's service of 21st June.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79g4yedAi1I  Rev. Lynsey's service of 28th. June.

 

 

 Follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdjYMEfjOEw children's address for 19th. April.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drrQqIp2_mw the Children's address from 22nd March.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axWElDSsQ2k the Children's address from 28nd March.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnHads7KKwo the Children's address from 5th April.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_J1v5gYJa8  the Easter Children's Address video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnHads7KKwo the Bible Class video of 12th. April.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdjYMEfjOEw the Bible Class video of 19th. April.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOPqoBDJtcs the Bible Class video of 26th. April.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T9usUKCkTM the Bible Class video of 3rd May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKpBVh3nU5Q the Bible Class video of 17th May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSvhy1a0hxQ the Bible Class video of 24th May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y15Jy4B1uzU  the Bible Class video of 31st May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2TstQLctMI the Bible Class video of 7th. June.