Set a date in your diary for November 9, when a spectacular fundraising ball is being held in Glasgow which will also serve to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The Erskine Military Ball is the most important fundraising event of the year for Scotland’s leading Veterans’ charity. This year’s event, which will take place on Saturday, 9 November has added importance as it will mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. 

The evening promises to be a night to remember with a delicious three-course meal prepared by outstanding chefs and an exciting programme of live music and entertainment

Launching ticket sales for this year’s black-tie event, Wing Commander Ian Cumming, CEO of Erskine Veterans Charity, said:  "At Erskine, our annual fundraising ball is more than just an event; it's an enthusiastic celebration of the bravery, resilience and community spirit of veterans in this country.  

“This year, as we gather at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow we are honoured to showcase our support services for our brave Veteran Family.  We will also celebrate the unwavering dedication of our army of community and corporate supporters, with a new awards category. Together, we are creating a legacy of gratitude, recognition and support which we hope will inspire future generations."  

Alongside money raised from ticket sales, sponsorship opportunities are also available, giving companies of all kinds a chance to show their support both for those who have served and for the charity that now provides Veterans with such vital care. 

Funds raised on the evening will allow the charity to continue with its work of providing unrivalled support to Veterans in Scotland, through care homes and a Veterans Village. 

Within Erskine’s care homes at Bishopton and in Edinburgh, person-centred care is tailored to individual needs and every resident can enjoy regular social interaction with fellow Veterans, enjoy a range of activities and have access to on-site enhanced care services. 

The Erskine Veterans’ Village in Bishopton has 44 cottages for Veterans and their families, five Assisted Living Apartments and 23 Transitional Supported Apartments, creating a community supporting beneficiaries of all ages.   The Erskine Activity Centre aims to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of Veterans in the community. Support is also provided for Veterans who need help to begin the next chapter of their lives, with social, recreation and training facilities on hand to help them make a successful transition back to civilian life. 

Over the years the scope of Erskine has expanded. To help meet the needs of today’s Veterans a new Erskine Veterans Activity Centre (EVAC) in Forres is planned. Work is currently in progress on the site of the former Victoria Hotel. 

Proceeds from this year’s Military Ball will also aid the research and development of Support at Home, aimed at expanding the care package offered to Veterans throughout Scotland. 

The work carried out by Erskine Veterans Charity can be traced back to 1916 when there became a clear need for specialist medical services to provide care for soldiers returning from the Great War, many of whom had lost limbs in the conflict. 

There is no better way of supporting the work of Erskine than by taking part in what promises to be an enjoyably upbeat and glamorous evening. Details of tickets and sponsorship opportunities can be found at: