ROYAL NAVY sailors raised funds for veterans for the annual Erskine charity ball this month.

Clyde-based sailors presented a cheque for £604 to Erskine veteran charity during the Victory Ball on October 1. 

The Ball marked the 75th anniversary of the end of hostilities during the Second World War and was originally planned for last year but was postponed due to the pandemic.

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Veterans had the chance to brush-off recent events at the fundraiser, “put on their glad rags”, and show support for the charity.

Also attending the Victory Ball to show their support were Clyde-based sailors Able Seaman (Writer) Rachael Butters and Able Seaman (Writer) Catherine Mbau.

The pair, from HMS Neptune’s Unit Personnel Office, presented the funds raised at events held at HM Naval Base Clyde to the charity during the evening. 

The sailors also assisted with the ushering of guests, the selling of raffle tickets and joined in with an evening of food, music, and entertainment.

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AB (Writer) Butters said: “I had a fantastic night full of fun activities which helped raise money for this brilliant charity.  It was an honour to meet the veterans and an excellent event to be involved with.”

Established in 1916, Erskine is Scotland’s largest veterans’ charity, providing care, homes, sheltered accommodation, welfare support and activities for nearly 1,000 veterans throughout Scotland.