Charity of the Month: Erskine
Supporting Erskine in their care for veterans.
Social media platforms can be a great way to keep in touch. Interacting with people means you can build conversations and communicate with businesses. Every month we ask for suggestions for a charity to donate to and we have recently being posting these to Twitter. This is where we received a tweet, asking us to donate to Erskine.
Erskine provides nursing care and support for veterans and ex-servicemen. Working in the community for almost 100 years, Erskine now has a number of care homes across Scotland in Erskine, Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness. The charity received nationwide recognition when Prince Charles came for the grand unveiling of the new nursing home in Erskine, making it into newspapers nationwide.
The charity also organise fundraising events and work with companies and individuals across Scotland. From motorbike parades to marathons to golf tournaments.
In June, they are holding a “Veteran’s Wishes Week” where they are hoping to fulfil the wishes of the patients. Their wishes are fairly simple. One man hopes to visit the seaside again and enjoy a good bag of chips! Read more about it here.
You can also read more about Erskine’s other work and where they spend donations here. They explain that they need to raise around £7million every year to fund their work and appreciate every penny that is donated:
“The generosity of our supporters has been overwhelming in the past, driven by the knowledge that they are supporting people who were prepared to sacrifice their lives for ours. We hope this generosity will continue for many years in the future.”