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Churchill supports Coming Home Centre veteran charity

Churchill is pleased to share that its Northern team has been assisting veteran charity The Coming Home Centre, based in the Pearce Institute of Govan, Glasgow.

The charity helps to support ex-veterans who may need assistance in adjusting to civilian life following their work in the services. It helps those who need support with mental or physical health, or are encountering issues with homelessness, housing issues, benefits and more. It also provides assistance in finding employment, offers training courses and is a place for veterans to find friendship among peers.

Volunteers work together to provide hot meals and drinks to veterans on a daily basis, free of charge, in order to help bring a sense of community to the veterans. The Churchill team has been volunteering time with the centre to help with allotment and garden clear ups, creating cleaner and more usable spaces for veterans to enjoy together. The team donates time over lunch breaks to get to know the veterans by eating and drinking together, playing pool, tidying the spaces and being a sounding board for those who just want a chat.

On Churchill’s work, Alana Kerr, from The Coming Home Centre commented: “The Churchill team has been a constant source of support to the Coming Home Centre. Their commitment to our charity has been outstanding and the volunteers that choose to come and help have such a bright and positive attitude; not only to helping out with tasks around the site, but also with keeping the veterans’ company. Staff and veterans alike are always delighted to see them.”

Louisa Clarke, Churchill’s Operations Director for North East and Scotland, said: “I served the Royal Air Force for 10 years prior to joining the Churchill group, so I endeavor to continue giving back to this fantastic cause and put my knowledge, experience and passion to good use. It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to utilise the good spirits and efforts of the Churchill Northern team to help support the centre.”