THE VETERANS’ charity Erskine is currently piloting a new fund-raising campaign.
Using door-to-door fund-raising around Scotland they will spread the word about Erskine and ask generous members of the public to pledge their support.
In the next few weeks specially trained fund-raisers, easily identifiable in their purple Erskine jackets, will be knocking on doors in Arbroath, Carnoustie, and Monifieth as well as other communities in Angus.
Erskine fund-raisers will each carry a unique ID card. They have permission from local authorities and local police will have been informed in advance.
Erskine has been rebuilding shattered lives, restoring dignity and caring for ex-service men and women since 1916. The charity rely heavily on voluntary donations to care for over 1,300 veterans each year within five care homes located across Scotland
Door-to-door fund-raising is proven to be one of the most cost effective methods for Erskine to recruit valuable long-term supporters which is absolutely vital to the continuation of the work that Erskine does.
Peter Macfarlane said: “Without the hard work and dedication of our loyal supporters we would not be able to continue in our work to ensure that the former members of the Armed Forces receive the care and attention they so richly deserve.
“We want to highlight this campaign as it is the first time we have gone out to people direct to ask for their support.”