Support to Families

I was able to say goodbye to my wife with the dignity she deserved

A grant of £500 towards funeral costs was made to a 70 year old former Sergeant in the Scots Guards with 13 years service. The veteran served in Cyprus, Malaya, Hong Kong and Northern Ireland. The sudden death of his wife and a lack of savings resulted in the former soldier being unable to meet the cost of his wife’s funeral.

Widow of Guardsman receive grant for husbands burial

A grant of £500 was made towards funeral costs for a 71-year-old widow of a Guardsman who completed his National Service in the 1950s. The veteran’s family of 10 (eight children) had struggled to care for the former soldier who suffered from a number of physical disabilities and alcoholism. The family had been forced to move from their council accommodation once because it was no longer fit to live in, and had received support from service charities to furnish new accommodation. The death of the veteran substantially decreased the benefits provided to care for the former soldier’s family, and the family’s ability to give their father a decent burial.

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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.

Virgin Money GivingDonating 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.