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9th February 2024
Glasgow Clan present Erskine with a cheque for £11,000
(l-r Clan Head Coach Jason Morgan, Erskine Caitlin Brown, Clan Jake Bolton)
Erskine Veterans Charity has landed a n-ice boost having been presented with a cheque for around £11,000 from Scottish ice hockey giants, the Glasgow Clan.
Clan head coach Jason Morgan was joined by defenceman Jake Bolton to hand over the windfall to delighted Veterans at Erskine’s base in Bishopton, Renfrewshire.
Jake and Jason met members of the Erskine Reid Macewen Activity Centre, which is credited for changing people’s lives by offering an environment that is supportive, safe, friendly, and welcoming, and one that offers them camaraderie, belonging and structure in their post-service lives.
The donation follows fundraising by the Braehead-based side to commemorate Remembrance Day after The Clan decided that their home game against rivals Fife Flyers on November 11th last year would be dedicated to raising money for Erskine.
The players wore specially designed Remembrance camouflage jerseys during the game which were then auctioned off to fans, with all profits going to the charity.
The auction was a brilliant success raising a significant sum of money for Erskine, who support Veterans, of all ages, through care homes, an Activity Centre, Assisted Living Apartments and 23 Transitional Supported Accommodation Apartments.
Jake Bolton, 32, is now in his second spell at the Clan having plied his trade across the USA and Scandinavia. The Connecticut native revealed that the work of Erskine hits home thanks to his family’s own military background.
He said: “Although I have only known the charity for a short time, Erskine and the work it does for ex-service community is very important to me.
“I always, wherever I am in the world try to find ways in which I can support Veterans and I have to say I personally was delighted to find the Clan had links with Erskine.
“When I was young my dream was to be a Navy Sniper, however when I was offered another dream, of becoming a professional ice hockey player the ice hockey won. But as I approach the end of my career, never say never.”
Ian Cumming Erskine Chief Executive said: “We cannot thank Jake and the Glasgow Clan enough for their support over the years. This incredibly generous donation marks yet another milestone in a longstanding relationship between the team and Erskine and long may that continue.”
To find out more about Erskine Veterans Charity’s work please visit our website at www.erskine.org.uk, follow on twitter @ErskineCharity via Facebook www.facebook.com/ErskineVeteransCharity or listen to Erskine Veterans Radio at Erskine.org.uk/radio. To donate directly to Erskine, please visit Erskine.org.uk/donate.