The rate of operational deployments and the nature of those deployments have resulted in a much higher rate of casualties across the Army – fatal and non fatal, physical and mental – than has been since the Falklands Conflict. Some mental casualties will not become apparent for many years, even decades.
The Scots Guards are likely to find themselves among the most frequently deployed parts of the British army. Unfortunately we must anticipate that there will be casualties in the future and thus welfare needs over the medium to long term. We will be unable to resource them properly from our existing charitable funds, which are fully committed to supporting existing welfare needs. Hence the absolute necessity for this appeal…
- Support to the families of those killed in action by promptly responding to problems of bereavement and hardship.
- Support those wounded or injured on operations, particularly those who have had to leave the Army; to assist in finding them new employment and to help them become active family and community members.
- Support the families of those seriously wounded or injured in prolonged recovery situations.
The Trustees will have wide discretion to use the fund to enhance the welfare of Scots Guardsmen on operations and that of their families at home and to relieve hardship or distress, either generally or individually, of serving or former members of the Regiment and to provide grants to any other charity or charitable organisation associated with the Regiment. Furthermore, they will be able to use capital as well as income if they deem it appropriate.
Does the Fund duplicate the activities of others such as The Royal British Legion, SSAFA, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and Help for Heroes?
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Incentives to give
By donating a mimumim of £2.50 towards the Scots Guards Colonel’s Fund we will send you a Regimental Wrist Band
By donating more than £15.00 we will also include a copy of the “In the footsteps of Heroes”, a CD by the Regimental Band and Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards.
Donating through this page is simple, quick and secure. It is the most efficient way to give – so every donation goes further – and if you are a UK taxpayer and give Gift Aid consent the charity will receive an extra 25% at no cost to you.