Erskine

D-Day 80 Challenge

Mark the 80th Anniversary of D-Day by walking, running, cycling or swimming 80 miles in June. Or maybe you want to take on a different challenge entirely? Get creative to honour Veterans at Erskine. Sign up for your free D-Day 80 T-shirt.
£990
raised of £8,000 target
by 48 supporters
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Your fundraising activity this D-Day will go directly to helping look after Veterans like Albert. Sign up by clicking the orange button, and you will be sent a free commemorative D-Day 80 T-shirt, and will be put in touch with our dedicated fundraising team who will help you every step of the way.

By raising money this D-Day, you will be honouring Veterans like 98-year-old Albert Lamond. On June 6th 1944, Albert watched from the sea as the battle raged on the beaches of Normandy – an event which marked the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi occupation.

I was on the bridge throughout and had no cover to defend myself. I will never forget the horrors that I witnessed there. We could see all the men trying to get ashore, not knowing what was waiting for them. All we could do was watch and hope to defend as many of them as we could. We all understood the importance of what we were doing and why we had to do it. But this didn’t make it any better.

I received several medals for my years of service. Among them was the Légion d’honneur by the French government, a tribute to D-Day Veterans recognising our efforts and sacrifices in securing France’s liberation during WWII. I was also honoured with the Pacific Star, this is awarded for those with operational service in the Pacific between 1941 and 2 September 1945.

A friend and I heard about the Erskine Reid Macewen Activity Centre (ERMAC) and decided to visit. After my first visit, that was me. I couldn’t have found a better place. I then moved into The Erskine Home in 2023. All the staff are wonderful and the work that Erskine does for so many Veterans is amazing.

About the charity

Erskine

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As Scotland’s foremost provider of care for veterans and their spouses, Erskine offer unrivalled nursing, residential, respite and dementia care in four homes throughout Scotland for UK veterans. Erskine must raise in excess of £10M in voluntary income annually to ensure we maintain this standard.

Donation summary

Total raised
£989.97
+ £227.03 Gift Aid
Online donations
£943.11
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£125.00
Donations via fundraisers
£864.97

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