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Erskine Veterans Charity thanks SMT Claymore Club

Erskine Veterans receive a £10,000 windfall from loyal supporters the SMT Claymore Club

Erskine Veterans Charity has received a £10,000 boost from long-time supporters, the SMT Claymore Club bringing the total support received to date to over £120,000.

The Claymore Club started their fundraising efforts 95 years ago after a group of Barnsley bus workers, raising money for one of their colleagues, created the Traction Claymore Alliance. Since then, the organisation has gone on to raise over £220,000 for several charities, including Erskine and those affected by the Bradford Fire Disaster at Valley Parade in 1985.

Some of the epic challenges they have undertaken over the years have included the Great Glen Hike, an Erskine Edinburgh to Erskine Bishopton Hike, The Loony Dook, and many Edinburgh Marathons and fundraising days.

Erskine Community Fundraiser Jim Watret recently had the pleasure of being invited to the annual fundraiser of the SMT Claymore Club, where on behalf of Erskine, he received a cheque for the sum of £10,000.

Jim said: “For over 95 years the SMT Claymore Club has helped charities and individuals up and down the country. For the help and support Erskine has received we cannot thank the organisation enough. Erskine appreciates everything that the group do for our Veterans and looks forward to helping SMT Claymores celebrate their 100-year anniversary.”

As Scotland’s foremost provider of care for Veterans and their spouses, Erskine Veterans Charity provides unrivalled nursing, residential and dementia care in homes throughout Scotland. In our Veterans Village in Bishopton we have a care homes, 44 cottages for Veterans and their families as well as five Assisted Living Apartments and 23 Transitional Supported Accommodation Apartments - supporting Veterans of all ages.

Pictured is Chairman John Solway, Treasurer Mathew Solway-Smith and Erskine’s Jim Watret.

To find out more about Erskine Veterans Charity’s work please visit our website at, follow on twitter @ErskineCharity via Facebook or listen to Erskine Veterans Radio at To donate directly to Erskine, please visit

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