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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Grant

ABF The Soldiers' Charity Grant

We are delighted to announce that LVC have been awarded £20,000 from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity towards our core costs.

Scottish Veterans Awards

Scottish Veterans Awards

Team LVC had a fantastic night at the Scottish Veterans Awards on 24th April. We won Silver in the Veterans Group of the Year category which we were absolutely delighted with. It’s a real privilege and honour to accept the award on behalf of LVC’s community of veterans and families and all the volunteers who help us to support them. It was great to be in the company of so many worthy and inspirational people and organisations including Fares4Free who we shared a table with. A massive well done to all the winners!

Can you all please join us in also congratulating Christian, who is one of our Trustees, on winning Reservist of the Year at the Scottish Veterans Awards. Christian juggles family life with work in the finance sector and his reservist commitment and still manages to find the time to sit on our Board of Trustees. What a remarkable achievement!

LVC Logo Rebrand

LVC Logo Rebrand

On Friday 29th March we showcased our new logo and opened our doors to the community. The logo re-brand was an opportunity to connect with various organisations new and old, representatives from various authorities, Veterans and families and the local community to see who we are and what we do if they weren’t already aware.

It was a fantastic turn out and we would like to extend our thanks to everyone involved with helping and the support shown.

A special thanks to Spencer Thomson who gave us a very generous donation, allowing us to obtain our new sign and staff uniforms. Spencer is the son of Glenda and the late Sandy both RAF Veterans. Glenda is part of the LVC family and Sandy was a regular here and is still sorely missed.

Thanks to those who donated all the tasty food and cakes on the day.

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Funding

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Funding

We are delighted and excited to announce that we have received funding for the next 3 years from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust‘s Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme.
We are grateful for this funding as it will enable us to expand on our current support for female veterans and their families in Edinburgh and the Lothians helping women that served to overcome any barriers that may have previously inhibited them from seeking support.
Please get in touch if you are a female veteran to see how we can help.
Scottish Veterans Awards 2024

Scottish Veterans Awards 2024

Some of the staff and board members from LVC attended the Scottish Veterans Awards certificate giving and filming day for finalists at Edinburgh Castle on Wednesday 13th March.
It was a great day in the beautiful surroundings of Edinburgh Castle and it gave us the opportunity to meet likeminded people that support the Veterans’ Community.
We are delighted and very grateful to be a finalist in the Veterans Group of the Year category.
A huge congratulations also goes out to our board members, Natalie Cutler who is nominated for the Community Award and Christian Jetuah who is nominated for Reservist of the Year.
Congratulations and well done to all the finalists. We are looking forward to the Veterans Awards event on 24 April!
Happy International Women’s Day 2024

Happy International Women's Day 2024

Happy International Women’s Day to all our Female Veterans, Wives and Partners of Veterans!
Last night our Female Veterans, Wives and Partners gathered for our 2nd meet up.
We were joined by Helen Marie Tuiwaiwai to discuss health and wellbeing strategies. HM provided us with knowledge and assistance in dealing with anxiety.
One of our female Veterans, Yvonne, is qualified in massage so she treated our Veterans, Wives and Partners to some relaxation during the drop in.
All in all a positive evening with some new female Veteran/Wives faces to join the ranks.