VACCINATION staff in Alloa were handed some sweet summer treats as recognition for their dedication last week.

Jayne Lindfield, community champion for Alloa's Morrisons, handed out ice creams to frontline workers as they braved the Bank Holiday heat at the town hall coronavirus testing site.

Temperatures were peaking at around 21 degrees on Monday and Jayne was on her way back to work after picking up donations from Bedford Court when she spotted the key workers.

She said: "I drove up to the Alloa Town Hall roundabout, where the mobile Covid-19 testing unit is, and I thought: 'Oh, those workers must be roasty-toasty'.

"I asked them how many of them were working, nipped into work, bought some ice creams and went back to give them out.

"There were just six of them. When I went back, they said: 'You'll be delighted that there's only the six of us'."

Jayne is no stranger to carrying out acts of kindness in the Clackmannanshire area, as she often fundraises for charity through a number of activities in her role as a community champion.

She continued: "At Morrisons, we've just finished a fundraiser for Young Lives vs Cancer. We raised £1,100 in-store by organising a tombola and making filled sweet cones.

"I'm starting to make chocolate Father's Day boxes too, with the profits from those also going to Young Lives vs Cancer.

"There's always something going on in here."

The charity, previously called CLIC Sargent, helps to support young people living with cancer and raises awareness of the devastation a diagnosis can have on the lives of children.

The fundraising hero said that she has always loved giving back to people and hopes to continue helping the community in any way she can.

"It's part of my job as being a community champion; it's what we do. We try to give back to the community and involve everybody," Jayne said.

"It's nice to be nice. That's the message I try to get out there."