Scottish War Blinded present plaque at Coming Home Centre for Veterans

Posted: 25/11/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded Outreach Worker John Kerr recently visited the Coming Home Centre to present a Scottish War Blinded plaque. The centre is a free drop-in facility for veterans, which is based in the Pearce Institute in Glasgow.

The project welcomes a number of our Scottish War Blinded members on a weekly basis, which provides a wide range of social opportunities, as well as art and music therapies and a woodwork and bike repair workshop.

Scottish War Blinded have recently made a series of visits to the centre, which was officially opened by Veterans Minister Keith Brown MSP in May 2015. The idea for the production and presentation of a Scottish War Blinded plaque came from one of these visits.

John Kerr said:

“During my visit to centre, I noticed a wide range of regimental plaques on a wall next to the workshop and thought our iconic emblem would be a fantastic addition. Several of our Scottish War Blinded members visit the centre on a weekly basis and the presentation is a wonderful gesture to develop closer links between the two veterans organisations.”

We look forward to developing closer links with the Coming Home Centre as we continue through an exciting period of development in the West of Scotland through our new Hawkhead Centre project, which will open in late 2017.

John is pictured to the right with the centre’s Operations Manager Ian Hopkins, a former Royal Marine Commando.

Did you know that Scottish War Blinded provides free support to veterans who have lost their sight both during and after service? Find out more