Honour a hero this Christmas with our Star of Honour Appeal

It’s that time of year when being with family and loved ones means so much to many of us and we reflect on the year gone by.  It’s a time when we are grateful for all we have and a time to remember the brave men and women serving in our country’s forces who can’t be with their loved ones.

“When you go home, tell them of us and say for your tomorrows, we gave our today.”

You are proud to care for those who were proud to serve; you are part of the Erskine family. We’d love to share your messages of remembrance for a loved one or best wishes for 2020 with our Veterans by decorating the Erskine Homes this Christmas with Stars of Honour.

Create your own Star of Honour now by emailing erin.ewing@erskine.org.uk with your special message.

Think of the comfort and joy your message could give an Erskine Veteran this Christmas.

In Memory of Ivor…

Netta and Ivor married after both proudly served in the Forces. They recently moved in to one of five Assisted Living Apartments, part of the Erskine Veterans Village, thanks to your generous donations.

Sadly Ivor’s health deteriorated recently and he moved in to the Erskine Home for further care and support. He passed away peacefully early November.

Netta will continue to live in her apartment:

“When we saw the whole apartment I thought – this is lovely! It’s modern enough for the young ones but ideal for us. I still feel I haven’t lost any independence and I’m holding on to it for as long as I can – Erskine allow me to do that.  The Veterans Village is so important. Once you’re a Veteran there’s a bond between each of you.  Being at Erskine we get the support and company from fellow ex-Service people but also from wonderful staff should we need it.” – Netta

Send us your Star of Honour today and honour a hero. Email erin.ewing@erskine.org.uk

D-Day Royal Navy Veteran Robert Johnston has been a resident at Erskine Glasgow for over a year now. His son explains what having your support has done for Robert:

“After my mother died Dad was on his own. He was still fit, still able to do a lot of things by himself but that quite suddenly changed. His confidence wasn’t the same anymore and he needed a lot more care; since being here at Erskine you can see he’s getting back to his usual self.”

“My Dad and people like him wouldn’t have the life they have at Erskine if you didn’t make donations.”

It’s now up to us to make sure that our country’s heroes get the support they need. Whether it’s nursing care, respite, dementia care, housing or employment, thanks to you

Erskine will be here for ex-Service men and women now and in the future.

I do hope you will feel proud to take part in this wonderful opportunity to honour those who have sacrificed so much. May I wish you and your loved ones a very happy Christmas from everyone at Erskine.