Aggie Weston’s was delighted to receive a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
Around £750,000 was made available for distribution between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June.
This particular gift will help to fund a ‘Welcome to Scotland’ programme which is being developed to encourage personnel who have been assigned to HM Naval Base Clyde to consider relocating here. A large number of personnel have a preformed view of Argyll & Bute and do not even explore the region with their families before making the decision to commute on a weekly basis from their home towns across the UK.
Mr Craig Fulton, the CEO of Aggie Weston’s said: “We are delighted to have The Queen as our Patron and have been honoured to receive this generous gift. This money will help us to continue our work with the naval community in the Clyde region, and in particular will help us to develop our ‘Welcome to Scotland’ programme which we feel will be of benefit to both serving personnel and the region itself.’
Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said: ‘The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support Aggie Weston’s with its valuable work. ‘Aggie’s’ is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.’