Ancre Somme Association Scotland 

Patron: Ex 22 Special Air Service Colin MacLachlan.

Ambassador's: Alexander Stewart MBE Alison Moodie OBE, WO2 John Knox,

Veteran David Birrell,  MSP, 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

 

2020 - We were gifted a small collection of artefacts from the Armed Forces to assist and support our educational work across the Nation.

 

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 will be available online shorttly.

 

2020 - We rasied £21,649 for the NHS UK Charities, seeking support and working with people across the United Kingdom.

 

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, our Patron is Rusty Firmin Ex 22 SAS Soldier.

 

2020 - We started fundraising for Memorial Benches for Lt Col Gary Tait MBE, so far raising over £2,100 through public donations, we aim to leave a legacy for future generations.

 

2020 - 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.

 

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.

 

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

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