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Fire and security installation firm Scotshield, with car makers Vauxhall, donated a car to veterans’ charity Erskine.

Erskine’s car will be used to transport veterans and residents to hospital appointments, for outings, to meet relatives and for recreation. The car will be driven by an Erskine member of staff.

Erskine will use the Vauxhall Astra Active for a year. The car is taxed and insured and the contribution to the charity is valued at £5,000.

Erskine, founded in 1916, is a client of the installer; the Airdrie-based company installs its fire systems and maintains the systems at its Bishopton, Erskine and Edinburgh homes. Erskine, a provider of care for veterans, has homes around Scotland.

Keith Rogerson, Finance Director at Scotshield, pictured left, said: “Scotshield is always looking at ways to help out local charities and to be of assistance in the local community. We’re exceptionally pleased to be able to work alongside Vauxhall and assist Erskine with this donation which will in turn help benefit veterans across the country. Our staff are very socially responsible and help to raise funds for many worthwhile charities – we have made this donation as a company to cement that ethos and we continue to support charitable organisations on an ongoing basis.”

Erskine’s Chief Executive, Lt Col Steve Conway, pictured right, said: “I would like to thank our friends at Scotshield for this generous donation of a car. This will help us to continue our work of providing a high standard of care for veterans throughout the country. It is reassuring to know that the men and women who have served our country are receiving the care they so richly deserve thanks to donations from supporters such as Scotshield and Vauxhall.”

And Steve Hickman, Fleet Sales Manager at Vauxhall, said: “We’ve worked closely with Scotshield over a number of years now to supply its fleet of cars and as a valued customer we’re delighted to be able to provide the company with the Astra for the year which was then kindly donated to Erskine for the benefit of ex-servicemen and women.”

About Scotshield

Scotshield supports others charities including The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, St. Andrew’s Hospice and Cancer Research. The firm employs more than 230 people across the UK, with offices in Glasgow, Belfast Warrington, London, Birmingham, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh. For further information on Scotshield, visit www.scotshield.com. And for further information on Erskine, visit www.erskine.org.uk.


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