Duncan Whitelaw Donates to Scottish War Blinded Through Sales from Second Book

Posted: 07/07/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

Duncan Whitelaw visited the Linburn Centre earlier this week to present a cheque for £250 to Linburn Centre Manager Jim Thomson.

Duncan raised the money through the sales of his second book titled ‘It’s a Rangers Story’ which is a collection of stories Duncan has collated from Rangers supporters throughout the highs and lows of the club’s history.

Duncan previously generously donated funds to Scottish War Blinded in 2012 through the sales of his first book titled ‘It’s off to the Match I Go: My Journey with the Gers’ describing his life as a Rangers supporter.

We asked Duncan some questions during his visit:

Tell us about the inspiration behind your latest book?

“I was contacted by a fellow Rangers supporter who shared his experiences with me but was unable to write a book himself which got me thinking. Through Rangers supporter forums and websites I asked for other Rangers supporters to share their stories and this book is a collection of the responses I received.

“The stories collected cover the good, bad and tragic times throughout Ranger's history presented from the supporter’s view with plenty colour, emotion and passion. I have also included historical information about the club from 1940 to the present day.”

Have you received any feedback so far?

“The feedback has great so far and many have been complimentary. There is the occasional person who gets in contact about correcting exact details but it shows they care.”

What are the reasons behind choosing to support Scottish War Blinded?

“Rangers is a club which has traditionally supported military charities. I live in East Calder and work in Edinburgh. For years I have travelled down the A71 and passed the Linburn Centre. Therefore, I chose to support a local charity who provide services to visually impaired veterans who have served their country.”

We thank Duncan, once again, for his continued support of Scottish War Blinded.

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