Former STV journalist Mike Edwards wants others to donate to Erskine Veterans Charity near Glasgow in their wills
Former STV face Mike Edwards has urged people to leave a donation to a veterans charity in their wills during Remember a Charity Week.
The retired journalist said he left Erskine a gift in his will and wanted others to do the same “regardless of size”.
Each year, Erskine provides crucial support to nearly 1,000 veterans and their spouses in four homes across Scotland.
Mike, who is an ambassador for the charity, said: “During my long career as STV’s senior reporter, I was a regular visitor to Erskine. It was my favorite job to interview residents on anniversaries such as the Battle of the Somme. I was privileged and honored to hear their stories and to share the remarkable historical accounts with younger and newer audiences.
“Any bequest left in Erskine is wonderful. No matter the size or scale, even 1% of your estate could go a long way in making the lives of residents here in Erskine so much more enriched and fulfilled. I know I have In 2018 , through the kindness of the late Mr. Michael O’Donnell, Erskine was able to construct five assisted living apartments on the Erskine estate allowing veterans to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
“Your donations can also help provide beds, specialist nurses and equipment. They help expand recreation programs to benefit all of our residents. Independence is precious, bequests can help Erskine buy physiotherapy that allows better access to mobility.
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“The Erskine Activity Center, which helps support veterans by providing companionship and the opportunity to learn new skills, is powered by donations left by supporters.”
The charity provides nursing, residential, respite and dementia care, as well as social, recreational and training facilities for young veterans.
To learn more about how to make a gift to Erskine in your will, click HERE.