Heather lives in the town of Erskine and has been Ambassador since 2012. She doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t aware of Erskine Veterans’ Charity having vivid memories as a child in the 1980’s of meeting Veterans when visiting the Garden Centre which used to be on the Erskine Estate.
Heather has been an Erskine volunteer since 2009, expertly organising the Erskine Motorbike Meet and successfully growing the event from an intimate gathering of bikers to Erskine’s biggest outdoor family day - a yearly event where 5,000 visitors including over 1,000 bikers parade onto our estate in Bishopton - raising thousands of pounds for our Veterans.
Since 2011, Heather has also organised the annual Erskine Poker Run – curating a treasure map throughout Scotland’s land marks for bikers to follow - and monthly ‘Breakfast at Harry’s’ meetings where bikers meet for breakfast in the Café within The Erskine Home to connect with each other and our Veterans. She is an outstanding volunteer, regularly attending other fundraising events from Christmas Cracker to the Military Ball – offering help and support in so many ways.
As a lifelong supporter of Erskine, I am delighted to be an Ambassador for this great charity. I have volunteered with the fundraising team for over a decade, so have seen first-hand the care and support provided to the ex-Service community. As organiser of the Bike Meet I see my role as bringing people together- to help bikers make a connection with Erskine’s staff and residents - which leads to long lasting relationships of friendship and support. It’s an exciting time to engage with the charity with so many new projects developing. Supporting Erskine is a great opportunity to give back to those who gave so much.