Caring for ex-Service
men and women in Scotland
from Fundraising Manager Elizabeth Millar to Margaret
Gilchrist, 26th February 2003
On behalf of the Chief Executive,
Colonel Martin Gibson OBE, the residents and staff at Erskine Hospital,
I write to thank you very much indeed for your generous donation
of £150.00. I have much pleasure in enclosing our official receipt.
So much has been achieved at Erskine
Hospital in recent years and it is most satisfying to know that
the residents are benefiting from the much improved surroundings
and facilities. Last year we looked after over 700 residents in
our Homes in Glasgow and Edinburgh and it is clear that the demand
for Erskine Care will continue for many years to come.
In the last 12 months Erskine has
worked to achieve the final element of the 2000 strategy to take
Erskine Care Scotland–wide by setting up a Bursary Scheme with an
existing health care provider. This Scheme gives ex-Service personnel
in other parts of the country access to quality care closer to their
homes, families and friends and is currently available in Aberdeen,
Inverness, Dundee, Perth and Dumfries.
The changes in Erskine's facilities
and services throughout Scotland would not have taken place without
the wonderful support we receive from people like yourself who are
aware of the care we provide and we are most grateful for your contribution.
If you are a taxpayer, then by completing
the enclosed Declaration Certificate, Erskine will be able to recover
an extra 29 pence for every £1 you have given at no extra cost to
you. Indeed, if you are ahigher rate taxpayer, you can claim additional
relief in your annual tax return. I enclose a self-addressed envelope
for your use. If you require any further information on the new
provisions please let us know.
Please convey our thanks to `The Residents of Week
5' at Forest Hills for supporting you
in your efforts for Erskine. This support is greatly valued by everyone
in our Erskine Care Homes. Thank you again for your most important