Veterans Scotland have confirmed today that they will be funding one of the veterans courses this summer. The grant of £6000 will allow 8 veterans to participate in a week long course. We will report on how they get on.
Thanks to the funding from Help for Heroes we have been able to start work on the first of our menage areas. Diggers have been hard at work for two days and we now have a very large hole which due to the rain which inevitably started at the same time is showing us how much drainage we need!
At long last work has finally started on the steading to return it to its former glory. Unfortunately it has to look much worse before it gets better and today the vast majority of the roof was taken down!
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The Daily Record Editorial 13th May 2010
Injured troops need our help
Many tears have been shed and tributes paid to our fallen troops in Afghanistan.
The images of repatriation through the packed streets of Wootton Bassett will be etched on the minds of those who witnessed them forever.
But too little attention has been paid to those who have been badly injured, horribly maimed and psychologically torn apart by the physical and mental traumas they have experience in our name.
While their immediate injuries can be dealt with, it is a basic fact that the full impact – for many – will not be felt for many years.
The lessons of previous conflicts prove that major problems, such as post traumatic stress disorder, lie in wait for many.
And we, as the society, have a basic moral duty and debt of honour to insure the proper help and support is available to help our boys cope.
For many, their lives will never be the same again. They have gone from being part of an elite super-fit team to being reliant on others for some of their most basic needs.
Today, we highlight the work of new charity HorseBack UK, who are helping injured servicemen readjust and learn new skills as cowboys.
They are given a chance to re-establish their self-image and self-esteem while still experiencing the adrenaline rushes they were used to in their battlefield roles.
The work of HorseBack UK is to be commended.But we need to realise much more support is required to give our brave and wounded warriors the futures they deserve after sacrificing so much for this country.
Today we received our first amount of funding. It was from the MacRoberts Trust www.themacroberttrust.org.uk who are located locally. They are the first organisation to offer a large sum of money which will allow us to chase further funding to get the charity up and running