We are pleased to award £65,000 to Poppyscotland to fund the charity’s wide range of welfare services to Armed Forces veterans and their families across Scotland.

Our charity shares Poppyscotland’s mission to deliver help and relief to veterans in times of hardship and need. Our donation will fund its Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP), which covers a wide range of assistance such as finance and debt advice, housing, employment and family welfare. Since the project started in 2010, it has supported over 19,000 veterans, and last year over 2,000 veterans received assistance.

Mark Collins, Interim Chief Executive, Poppyscotland, said:

We are extremely grateful to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for their support in delivering this vital service over the last decade, which has made a huge difference to thousands of members of the Armed Forces community.

No one should be disadvantaged after serving their country, but too many former servicemen and women and their families across Scotland are struggling in silence. Many are not sure where to turn to or what help they are entitled to.

Thanks to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s generous support, ASAP’s specialist advisors can find them the right assistance and provide a listening ear. Its success is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when we work together.

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added:

We are proud to work closely with Poppyscotland and help it to deliver vital services to veterans and their families in Scotland. The Armed Forces Advice Project has been running for well over a decade and has made such a positive impact. Supporting and enhancing veterans’ wellbeing and quality of life goes to the heart of our charity’s work.

Find out more about how Poppyscotland support the Armed Forces by visiting their website here.

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