Jackie Baillie MSP with Army and Navy personnel.
Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, Vale of Leven and Helensburgh, has urged Armed Forces families to make use of the help available to them during the current pandemic.
The Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), is a Scotland-wide charity supporting families who have members in the Armed Forces. The RCET has expanded its Crisis Intervention Fund in order to make sure that those children, young people, and their families from the Armed Forces community, who are in the greatest need are supported during this difficult, financially uncertain time.
This fund is open to any family that has been made vulnerable, or more vulnerable, as a result of COVID-19. The RCET is providing a targeted approach for those in need of support to buy food, emergency utility top-ups, and children’s clothing.
Jackie Baillie MSP said: “The help that the RCET offer to Armed Forces families across Scotland year after year is highly commendable. The support that they are putting in place now has gone even further at this time of crisis.
“Almost every family in the UK will be experiencing a greater worry at the moment about how to keep themselves safe and how to make ends meet. Those families who have one or more members in the Armed Forces will have an added level of stress. It is fantastic that the RCET is making sure that no Armed Forces Family is left behind and forgotten about during this pandemic.
“I urge any Armed Forces family who thinks they might benefit from this help to reach out to the RCET and get the support they deserve.”