An anonymous donation has saved a hearing aid support service for another month, just days before it was due to close.
The money was pledged by a user of Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Tayside Hear to Help service.
It means a reprieve for the project, which was due to finish at the weekend but will now be able to continue until the end of October.
The charity, which is used by 900 people in Dundee, needs £17,000 for it to continue for another year, but the donation of “several hundred pounds” is enough to stave off closure for the time being.
The extension will allow older people who use NHS hearing aids to continue to receive locally delivered support next month.
Hear to Help volunteers are trained by NHS audiology to clean, re-tube and adjust hearing aids so people can be supported in community venues or in their home. The service also provides information about a range of assistive equipment.