Morrisons Foundation gives veterans charity a lift



Susie Hamilton, the charity’s fundraising and marketing manager collecting the cheque from Gillian Lawson at Morrsions store in Portobello, Edinburgh
Susie Hamilton, the charity’s fundraising and marketing manager collecting the cheque from Gillian Lawson at Morrsions store in Portobello, Edinburgh

The Morrisons Foundation is supporting the work of ex-service charity Scottish Veterans Residences with a £10,000 donation.

The donation will be used to refurbish the lift at Rosendael, a housing support service in Dundee for veterans facing hardship, and will ensure that people with mobility needs can make best use of the facilities on offer.

Scottish Veterans Residences was established in Edinburgh in 1910 and has centres for veterans in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. The charity supports around 200 veterans of all ages every year.

Phil Cox, chief executive of Scottish Veterans Residencies, said: “This extremely generous grant from the Morrisons Foundation will be of direct, practical benefit for many elderly or disabled veterans. We believe that those who have served our country deserve help when they are in hardship or need and I am very grateful to the Morrisons Foundation for supporting Scottish Veterans Residences in this aim.”

The Morrisons Foundation, a charity set up by the supermarket, awards grants for charity projects which make a positive difference to people’s lives. Since launching in 2015 the Morrisons Foundation has funded a wide range of projects, supporting charities in local communities throughout Scotland.

David Scott, trustee of the Morrisons Foundation, said “We are delighted to have awarded this grant to Scottish Veterans Residencies. They provide important support for ex-service men and women of all ages and I’m pleased that our donation will help to ensure the facilities at Rosendael are accessible to veterans with mobility needs.”

Charities are encouraged to visit www.morrisonsfoundation.co.uk to find out how to apply for a grant.



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