Veterans Wishes Week

Erskine Veteran’s Wishes Week

1st – 8th June

Can you make a Veteran’s Wish come true?  By taking part in Erskine Veterans’ Wishes Week you are helping to fulfil the wishes of our veterans, enhancing their quality of life and the Care Erskine provides.

Erskine Veterans’ Wishes Week takes place each year during the 1st – 8th of June and focuses on both raising awareness of Erskine and bringing in much needed funds. By taking part in Erskine Veterans’ Wishes Week you are helping to fulfil the wishes of our veterans, enhancing their quality of life and the Care Erskine provides.

The wonderful thing about Erskine Veterans’ Wishes Week is that we encourage our supporters to do something themselves whether it’s simply give a donation, wear purple for a day or hold a coffee morning, the focus is on having fun while raising money for our veterans.

How to make wishes come true…

In order to continue delivering the high quality of care and grant wishes we must raise vital funds. To support us you can help in a variety of ways…

  • Plan a Purple Day in school/work place/street party!
  • Organise an entertainment evening. Music, food, dancing and raffles galore!
  • Turn you work space purple and bring home baking to sell – yum!
  • Get sponsored and get fit wearing purple.
  • Hold a collection in your local area (for support, call – we can help!)
  • Volunteer – we may have opportunities for you to help at one of our events.
Get in touch with our Fundraising department and tell us what you are planning! Email fundraising@erskine.org.uk or call 0141 814 4555.
Or text “Wish” to 70660 to donate £5

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Andy’s wish was granted…

Andy was proud to serve in his regiment, the Royal Highland Fusiliers, during his career. His wish was that he could go and see his regiment marching through the city once
again. Thanks to donations we were able to arrange this for him.

“It was a day I’ll never forget. I was filled with such a sense of pride and emotion and it has created such a wonderful memory for me”

 David enjoys the freedom of cycling…

Thanks to donations, Erskine was able to purchase specially adapted bikes which has allowed residents including David the ability to enjoy cycling once again.

“Being able to cycle again has meant the world to me”

 

Bill Campbell sails the open water

As a young man Bill Campbell travelled all over the world with the Merchant Navy during his National Service. Thanks to Veterans Wishes Week, he was delighted that he was able to set sail once again and it brought back many great memories.

“The chance to steer a boat on the open water was a dream come true”

Wishes still to grant…

We still have many wishes we’d love to grant for our veterans. Can you help?

• Janet Cameron would love a ride on the Falkirk Wheel

• Agnes Edgar would like to visit the animals at Blair Drummond Safari Park

•Charles Vassie wants to hear a live flute band play some of his favourite songs

• William Love is a fan of the theatre and would really like to take a trip to see his favourite show Fame

•Janet Adam has asked for a ladies afternoon tea

• James Kinning has always wanted to attend a dancing club

• Patrick Gallacher has requested a whisky tasting event

• Marion wilson would like a fish supper at Saltcoats

• Philip Kerr would love to have a turkish shave