Charity goes door to door

The veterans’ charity, Erskine, is piloting a new fundraising campaign using door-to-door fundraising. Over the next few months, specially trained fundraisers will be knocking on doors to spread the word about Erskine and to ask generous members of the public to pledge their support.

In the next few weeks fundraisers will be concentrating on visiting areas across Aberdeenshire including Tarves and Inverurie.

Easily identifiable in their purple Erskine jackets, fundraisers will each carry a unique ID card. They have permission from local authorities and local police will have been informed in advance.

Erskine has been rebuilding shattered lives, restoring dignity and caring for ex-Service men and women since 1916. The charity rely heavily on voluntary donations to care for over 1300 veterans each year within five care homes located across Scotland

Door-to-Door fundraising is proven to be one of the most cost effective methods for Erskine to recruit valuable long-term supporters which is absolutely vital to the continuation of the work that Erskine does.

Erskine fundraiser, Peter Macfarlane said: “Without the hard work and dedication of our loyal supporters we would not be able to continue in our work to ensure that the former members of the armed forces receive the invaluable care and attention they so richly deserve. We want to highlight this campaign as it is the first time we have gone out to people directly to ask for support.”

Erskine needs £140K every week to support veterans in Scotland. To find out more about the charity, visit

Published on Monday 27 February 2012 16:54 Inverurie Herald