We are delighted to support On Course Foundation by awarding a grant of £5,000 to to support its programme of events in Scotland.
On Course Foundation’s mission is to encourage long-term participation, promote camaraderie amongst like-minded individuals and improve the mental wellbeing of the Armed Forces family. It continues to respond to a real need for positive provision for wounded, injured and sick service personnel – supporting their recovery and successful transition to civilian life through confidence-building golf events and opportunities for employment in the industry.
Alistair McKay-Forbes, Managing Director at On Course Foundation, says: “We are thrilled to receive this grant from The Soldiers’ Charity. This is year one of our expansion in Scotland and we see so much potential here. This grant will allow us to reach further veterans in more isolated areas, as well as offering more opportunities to our current beneficiaries. In our eleven years of operation we have seen the profound positive effect that our programme can have on the rehabilitation of our beneficiaries – encouraging long-term participation in a confidence building game, promoting camaraderie and offering an alternative career pathway in the golf industry. We hope to continue our work throughout Scotland. Thank you again for your generous support.’’
Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, says: “Golf, and sport in general, offers a great platform for our former soldiers to come together to find a sense of community – similar to the camaraderie found in the Army. The mental health benefits of these friendships and opportunities is something money can’t buy. We believe that On Course Foundation do such great work in helping the Army family and we’re delighted to help them deliver their services.”
To find out more about On Course Foundation, visit www.oncoursefoundation.com.