Ancre Somme Association Scotland 

Patron: 22 Special Air Service Colin MacLachlan Veteran.

Ambassador's: Alexander Stewart MBE MSP Alison Moodie OBE,

WO2 John Knox, Veteran David Birrell,  Anas Sarwar MSP

 

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Charity News 2020-2021

Due to the United Kingdom and World COVID19 Pandemic our Association has used the power of social media to continue promoting and supporting our Armed Forces, we have remembered those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, past, present and future. We have also been planning and organising events for next year, as well as fundraising online.

2020 - "Nominated for Queen's Award Voluntary Service"

 

2020 - We continued our educational work, normally we would have been visiting schools and communities, we had to adapt and change like many people to virtual Zoom meetings during lockdown.

 

2020 - If you view our Charity page, our Association donated £2,000 to Veterans With Dogs, we are now working in Partnership with Veterans With Dogs Charity 2020-2021 donating £1 from every Purple badge sold.

 

2020 - We were gifted a small collection of artefacts from the Armed Forces to assist and support our educational work across the Nation. Approx £25,000 worth of artifacts. We are now looking into insurance for these items.

 

2020 - We have been working in partnership with Bathgate Community Council to Celebrate and Commemorate VE DAY 75th and VJ Day 75th, creating a legacy booklet for schools and the local Community, this is now added to our website.

 

2020 - With public support, we raised £21,649 for the NHS UK Charities, seeking support and working with people across the United Kingdom. The actual amount presented was £20,630.30p, due to Just Giving fees.

 

2020 - We formed and commissioned the John McAleese MM Commemoration Society to create a fitting memorial for his family and community in Laurieston, Falkirk for 2021. If you visit www.johnmcaleesemm.org.uk for more information on the campaign. We have the full support of the McAleese Family, JustGiving page set up. Donations to a separate sub campaign account called “Ribbon of Poppies” to separate ASA Scotland funds.

 

2020 - With public support, we raised £2,500 for 2 Memorial Benches for Lt Col Gary Tait MBE, we aim to leave a legacy for future generations at his old high school and in Edinburgh 2021.

 

2020 - With public support, we started fundraising for Memorial Benches for Mark Wright GC who died 6th September 2006, we aim to create a memorial in 2021 to leave a legacy for future generations, raised £124 so far via Just Giving page.

 

2020 - We started a fundraising campaign to assist, support and lift up Veterans who suffer from Mental Health/PTSD, the target is £25,000, every penny will be spent on Veterans to give them a purpose and help save lives, to do nothing is not an option. Raised £520 so far via Just Giving page.

 

2020 - We are now supporting 3 main UK Forces Charities, when you purchase our Poppy Seeds. We are seeking the support of individuals, schools, community groups, businesses, and organisations.

 

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