The Soldiers’ Charity gives £10k donation to Scottish Armed Forces Children’s Charity

Charles Dunphie, Regional Director for ABF The Soldiers' Charity in Scotland, with some of the children who are benefitting from RCET's work
Charles Dunphie, Regional Director for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in Scotland, with some of the children who are benefitting from RCET’s work in Scottish schools

Scottish Armed Forces children’s charity, the Royal Caledonian Education Trust, has received a £10k donation from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

The RCET provides education support to help children and young people from Scottish armed forces families, including veterans and reservists, who are experiencing financial difficulties or living with ill health and disability.

As well as grants to individuals, the RCET works with schools, local authorities, Armed Forces charities and the military across Scotland on initiatives to support Armed Forces Children, their teachers and their families in the school environment.

The Soldiers’ Charity donation will go towards the funding of the RCET education programme in Scotland, which invests in resources and teaching materials, research, and training.

RCET chief executive, James MacBain explains “We want every child from an Armed Forces family to reach their full potential. This isn’t always achievable if they are moving between different education systems and their learning is interrupted, or if they are anxious about a parent who is away from home on active service, or experiencing other challenges at home. We strive to give a voice to children from Armed Forces families who might otherwise not be heard.  This considerable and very generous donation from the ABF will go a long way to achieving these aims.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity adds: “Supporting everyone in the Army family, from children to the elderly, is extremely important to The Soldiers’ Charity. This grant will assist RCET in the vital work it undertakes and allow us to reach many more of those members and family members of soldiers and veterans that we are here to help.”

In April of this year, the RCET, which recently celebrated its 200th anniversary, relocated its London head office to Edinburgh to better serve its expanding education programme in Scotland.

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