A Clydebank-based charity which has been hailed as a 'godsend' has avoided having its funding slashed, it has been confirmed.

The decision was announced at West Dunbartonshire Council’s (WDC) budget-setting meeting last night.

It comes after Clyde Shopmobility, an organisation that delivers mobility scooters, manual and powered wheelchairs, as well as essential information to residents across West Dunbartonshire, was notified last month that its core funding – which is provided by WDC- could have been cut by between 25 to 100 per cent due to “rapidly reducing budgets”.

At the meeting, which was held at WDC’s headquarters on Church Street in Dumbarton, Councillor Martin Rooney, leader of the council, confirmed the proposal to cut the charity's funding had been rejected.

It was one of more than 50 money-saving options that were being considered by the council in an effort to plug its £8.3m budget gap.

Clyde Shopmobility has been operating out of Clyde Shopping Centre for the past 13 years.

Membership costs customers £20 a year.