In 1947 three young friends from Knightswood held a pavement Jumble Sale making the grand profit of £3/10 shillings. The girls, who were only 12 years old, cycled all the way to the Renfrew Ferry over to the Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Maimed and Limbless Sailors and Soldiers, in Bishopton. Once there they donated their profits to the Veterans of the Hospital.
The donation was gratefully acknowledged by the Physician Superintendent who advised it was destined for “Matrons Comfort Fund”.
The young girl who had organised the sale treasured the letter and life went on. She later married architect David Thomson, a Veteran of the Royal Engineers, who is now cared for in the Erskine Glasgow Home and she is very grateful to those who followed in her footsteps in donating to Erskine.
David’s wife can’t speak highly enough of Erskine: “Erskine is marvellous, the staff are wonderful and I have peace of mind knowing my husband is safe – it is truly the crème de la crème of care homes”.