Lomond School supports local veterans

Lomond School Vice-Captain and Head of the Charity Committee Joe Bull and Depute Head Alister Minnis recently visited Erskine to hand over a £1000 donation on behalf of both the School and Caulders Garden Centre.

The school held a 40th Anniversary Black Tie Event for which Caulders donated the floral display at the event. In response the school committed to raising the £1000 for Erskine. The amount was raised through various sponsored activities such as a FIFA competition, non-uniform days, guess how many sweets in a jar and the 6th Year boys having their legs waxed (they’re still growing back!).

The money will be spent on the resident’s trips to Castle Semple in Lochwinnoch.

Alister Minnis, Depute Head at Lomond School said ‘We choose a number of charities each year to benefit from our various fundraising activities and support a range of local and international charities. This year, we are also supporting CHAS, Brain Tumour Research and the Larchfield Orphanage in Tanzania. Service is one of our Guiding Principles at Lomond and the notion of giving back and contributing to society in a positive way is something we take very seriously and which we aim to instil in our young people as well’.

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.  They also assist younger Veterans who need help to begin the next chapter of their lives, offering social, recreation and training facilities at our Activity Centre and employment opportunities in partnership with Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co.

On the Erskine Estate in Bishopton the charity has 44 cottages for Veterans and their families as well as five assisted living apartments with building work underway of 24 single living apartments – creating a Veterans Village supporting Veterans of all ages.

Community Fundraiser Jim Watret commented: ‘As a charity, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to maintain our commitment to care for Scotland’s Veterans – without donations we simply cannot continue this work. We are very grateful to Lomond School and Caulders for their fundraising efforts and it is particularly rewarding to see young people actively looking to support our veterans’.


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