CHARITY: Erskine drives off with Arnold Clark van in Kiltwalk charity draw

Nick O’Neill, pictured with John Sweeney at Arnold Clark South Street in Scotstoun. And some residents from Erskine enjoy a day out courtesy the Royal Navy at Faslane.

By Craig Ritchie

Nick O’Neill from veterans’ charity Erskine welcomes the latest addition to its family, a shiny Arnold Clark van won courtesy of popular fundraiser The Kiltwalk.

Nick, pictured with John Sweeney at Arnold Clark South Street in Scotstoun, Glasgow, said Erskine was thrilled to be the lucky recipient of the van after its name was plucked from a charity draw run online by Arnold Clark, The Kiltwalk’s headline sponsor.

All charities supported in this year’s Kiltwalk – held virtually for the first time due to COVID-19 – were entered into the prize draw, and Erskine’s name was chosen at random as the winner.

Nick, Erskine’s Transport Manager, said: “I can’t thank our supporters enough for representing Erskine and winning us this fantastic van. It will provide a huge boost to our staff and double our transport capacity when it comes to maintaining and supporting our care homes, cottages and activity centre for veterans and their families in Bishopton, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

“Many thanks also go to Arnold Clark and The Kiltwalk for their generosity and support in running this event.”

Arnold Clark Chief Executive and Group Managing Director, Eddie Hawthorne, said:  “At The Kiltwalk charities Facebook Live event, we were delighted to be able to offer one lucky charity a van for a year. Erskine was drawn at random and has been given free access to a Luton van to help them do their important work. At this time, charities need support more than ever and we hope this small gesture will go a long way.”

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