Faslane-based Royal Navy personnel visited Erskine Veterans on Tuesday to hand over a cheque for £10,000.
Commodore Bob Anstey, Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, handed over the cheque for £10,000, which has been raised during 2019, which marked 50 years of the Continuous at Sea Deterrent (CASD50). Throughout the year, several events were organised to mark the anniversary and to recognise the dedication of those who have contributed to this vital defence capability.
During these events, CASD50 merchandise, such as cuff-links, mugs and badges were sold to raise cash for the three chosen charities; Erskine Veterans, Helensburgh Sea Cadets and Military Vs Cancer. Each of the charities have received £10,000.
HM Naval Base Clyde has established strong links with Erskine and Royal Navy personnel regularly visit the care home.
Photo: CPO Lewis talks with Fleet Air Arm Veteran and resident of The Erskine Home, Eddie Munro
Erskine Chief Executive, Ian Cumming said: “It was a great pleasure to welcome Commodore Bob Anstey to The Erskine Home today. We are honoured to have received this incredibly generous donation from our Royal Navy friends at HM Naval Base Clyde.
“We thank everyone involved for their continued support, which we endeavour to reciprocate and extend to Navy Veterans. Erskine couldn’t deliver our renowned compassionate and professional care, without the support of donors.”
As Scotland’s foremost provider of care for veterans and their spouses, Erskine provides unrivalled nursing, residential, respite and dementia care in four homes throughout Scotland.
The charity also assists younger veterans who need help to begin the next chapter of their lives, offering social, recreation and training facilities at their Activity Centre.
There are 44 cottages for veterans and their families and five assisted living apartments at the Erskine Estate at Bishopton, with building work underway for 24 single living apartments.
Photo: Commodore Bob Anstey, Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, presents the cheque to Ian Cumming MBE CEO, The Erskine Home
Left (TO) Right: Front row CPO Lewis, Mr Eddie Munro (resident), Mr Barry Hutchinon (resident), LCH Ellison. L-R Back row CPO Murry, Cdre Anstey, Ian Cumming MBE (CEO) and Jim Watret.