We are delighted to award a £18,120 grant to Lothians Veterans Centre in Dalkieth Scotland, towards its welfare work for the Army family.
Supporting the wellbeing of Army veterans and families is a priority area for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Lothians Veterans Centre provides person-centred help and support to veterans and their immediate family members throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. It has over 460 registered service users, over 320 of whom are Army veterans. The centre offers a safe space where veterans and their families can find comradeship and advice on health, welfare, financial and housing issues. Our grant will go towards the centre’s rent and utilities costs for one year.
Ian Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Lothians Veterans Centre, said:
“We are really grateful for this very generous grant which will help us deliver the services needed by veterans in the Lothians. There is no doubt that the cost of living crisis is continuing to bite and this grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity means that veterans in need will continue to have somewhere to turn.”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added:
“Our charity is committed to helping veterans and their families across our local communities in a way that makes them feel part of our wider Army family. It’s important that charities like Lothians Veterans Centre exist so that veterans can receive the support and comradeship they need, which may not be available elsewhere.”
Read more about Lothians Veterans Centre here.