Grange Rotary hands over cheque to Erskine Edinburgh

Ann Wood (Interim Manager Edinburgh Erskine) receiving �5000 from Rotary Club of Linlithgow Grange. Presented by Ian Adams (President)
Ann Wood (Interim Manager Edinburgh Erskine) receiving �5000 from Rotary Club of Linlithgow Grange. Presented by Ian Adams (President)

The Rotary Club of Linlithgow Grange had cause to celebrate after they donated a bumper cash sum to help ex-servicemen.

The Rotarians raised £6500 from their annual charity AM-AM golf challenge. And earlier this week, club president Ian Adams welcomed Ann Wood, of the Erskine Edinburgh Home, to the Beecraigs Restaurant to present to her a bumper £5000 cheque, as the main beneficiary of the past year’s fundraising activities.

Club president Ian said: ‘‘We are proud to donate to such worthwhile causes.’’

In her thank you speech, Ann outlined the purposes and principles of Erskine that provides a compassionate environment for ex-service personnel of all ages suffering from a wide range of issues from combat stress to critical illness to dementia in old age and who needed care and therapeutic input.

The money raised will purchase two specialised Hydrotilt chairs that will allow normally bed-ridden patients to sit upright, and four iPads so that residents can communicate with loved ones abroad.

The Erskine cheque presentation is one of several by the club. We highlighted last week the Rotarians had donated cheques totalling £800 to charities, Ugandan Childbirth Injury Fund, On Eagles Wings and to pupils Gordon Sneddon and Ross Wallace.