WW1 Glasgow Commonwealth Commemorative Event - 4 August 2014

We are pleased to inform you that Legion Scotland and Veterans Assocs have been allocated seats at a First World War Commemorative Service for the Commonwealth at Glasgow Cathedral on 4th August 2014, in the presence of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

This will be the opening event of the UK’s four-year National Programme to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. It offers the opportunity to commemorate the start of the First World War alongside Commonwealth partners and to remember all those from across the Commonwealth who fought and died or were otherwise affected by the War. It is also a moment to reflect on efforts to promote peace and stability across the Commonwealth.

The Cathedral service will last from 10.00 until 10.50 and will be led by Reverend Dr Laurence Whitley, Minister of Glasgow Cathedral. Around 1,400 people will attend the service including representatives from across the Commonwealth. Also present will be members of the Armed Forces, the British Legion, faith groups and organisations representing young people.

If there are any Veterans that wish to attend the service could you please contact the Veterans Scotland office with your details by

e-mail: office@veteransscotland.org.uk

or by phone on 0131 550 1561.

Please note spaces are limited for the service so please respond as soon as possible.

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Veterans Accommodation to receive £20 million Funding 

 

The Prime Minister announces the 8 projects that will share nearly £20 million of funding to improve accommodation for armed forces veterans.

Earlier this year the Treasury made a further £40 million of LIBOR money – funding from fines imposed on banks – available for charities to bid for to support projects providing accommodation for Armed Forces Veterans.

Five of the projects receiving funding today will use it for projects to increase or improve accommodation for veterans who are wounded or injured following their service. These will range from adapting the kitchens and gardens of disabled personnel to give them greater independence in their own homes, to purpose-built accommodation to help blind veterans.

As the Prime Minister hosts his annual armed forces reception tonight he will meet representatives from the first 8 successful bids to be awarded funds.

 

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