Scotmid Provides Three Minibuses To Erskine

Scotmid were delighted to be able to donate three specially-adapted VW Caddy vehicles to Erskine – a Scottish charity that provides long-term care for veterans of the British Armed Forces.

The specially-adapted VW Caddy vehicles were presented in May and will be housed at Erskine’s four homes across Scotland’s Central Belt – the two homes in Bishopton, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

As Scotland’s foremost provider of care for veterans and their spouses, Erskine provides unrivalled nursing, residential, respite and dementia care within four homes across Scotland.  Erskine’s person-centred care is tailored to the needs of each individual veteran.

Erskine’s proud history also extends beyond its provision of medical and nursing care by employing and promoting all employment opportunities for veterans and offering housing to veterans and their families in 44 cottages within Erskine estate. The charity also recently opened an Activity Centre for veterans on their Bishopton Estate.

Sara Bannerman, Head of External Relations at Erskine, said: “On behalf of all our veterans cared for here at Erskine, we are so grateful and delighted to be receiving such amazing support from Scotmid for the purchase of three specially adapted VW Caddy vehicles.

“At Erskine we have a broad range of outings and activities enabling our veterans to enjoy as rich and full a life as possible. These new vehicles are fully wheelchair accessible and feature bespoke adaptions, specifically designed with the needs of our veterans in mind.

“The need for the appropriate transport is really important as our residents are often living with complex health issues and require a high level of support.  Thanks to this tremendous support from Scotmid, we are thrilled with our new Caddys.”

Scotmid President Harry Cairney said: “Scotmid are delighted to be able to support such an inspiring charity and we hope the introduction of the new specially-adapted VW Caddy vehicles will make a big difference to the lives of the Erskine residents.

“We believe our new partnership with Erskine is a good fit for our Society and we are delighted to support such a worthy charity.”

Image: Robin Crawford (Erskine Chairman), Harry Cairney (Scotmid President), John Brodie (Scotmid Chief Executive), Nan Brown (Erskine resident in wheelchair), Margaret Horsfield (Erskine resident) standing beside Steve Conway (Former Erskine Chief Executive).

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