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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.
Valentines Quiz Fundraiser

Valentines Quiz Fundraiser

Everyone had a fantastic night at our Valentine’s quiz fundraiser on Friday the 16th February at Dalkeith British Legion. We raised an amazing £800 and would like to thank all the local businesses and people who donated raffle prizes on the night. A massive thank you to John Gillie at ABF Scotland as well for donating such an outstanding and unique prize for our winning team!
A big thank you also to Jone Tuiwaiwai for painting and donating our fabulous PUB QUIZ sign!
UK Veterans Minister and Scottish Veterans Commissioner Visit LVC

UK Veterans Minister and Scottish Veterans Commissioner Visit LVC

We were delighted to host a visit by the UK Veterans Minister, Johnny Mercer, at LVC on Thursday 22nd February 2024 along with the Scottish Veterans Commissioner. Johnny and the staff from the Office for Veterans’ Affairs took time to meet LVC’s staff and volunteers to hear about the fantastic things we do to support the Veterans Community and talk to some the veterans we support including a number of Commonwealth, LGBT+ and female veterans. We were also pleased to have Dougie Morgan from Fighting with Pride join us with some of the LGBT+ veterans he supports.