For over 350 years we have had an enviable reputation of looking after our own – on the battlefield and off. The guardsmen have always known that they and their families will be properly cared for under all circumstances. It is critical that future generations of guardsmen continue to have total confidence in the regiment’s ability to do this.
With this critical and ambitious aim, we need to put our Charitable Fund at the core of regimental family and our supporters’ charitable giving. We are encouraging them to fund our vital work by increasing donations, ensuring legacies are clear in Wills, persuading others to donate or raising money through personal endeavours.
The Funds’ purpose is to improve the quality of life for Scots Guardsmen and their families, help to overcome injury or hardship and to speed rehabilitation. These needs have increased with the number of tours of duty and the very fact that the weapons used today, such as improvised explosive devices, can be devastating. Our fund gives on the basis of income from the capital sum. Having reviewed our needs, we now aim to raise the profile and add £4M to this capital sum by 2022. Only then will we have secured the legacy for future generations of the Scots Guards family.