BAE Systems Glasgow Employees Raise Funds for Scottish War Blinded

scottishwarblindedGlasgow based employees at BAE Systems, the UK’s largest defence and security company, have raised funds for visually impaired veteran’s charity Scottish War Blinded.

BAE Systems recognises the success of its 34,800 employees in the UK by contributing money to its charities fund providing £2 million to veterans’ charities and events in the UK annually. The Glasgow employees were awarded the charity funds for meeting their health and safety targets.

BAE Systems employee Duncan McPhee said:

“The employees feel an affinity with the armed forces community and are proud to support veterans’ charities. When we looked online and saw the good work carried out by Scottish War Blinded we were delighted to be able to help them.”

Rosie McLaughlin, Outreach Manager at Scottish War Blinded said:

“We would like to thank employees at BAE Systems Glasgow for raising funds for Scottish War Blinded. The funds raised will support visually impaired veterans across Scotland who are supported by the charity providing social opportunities, rehabilitation and independent living skills.”

Greater Glasgow is responsible for over 20% of armed force pension scheme entitlements in Scotland.

Scottish War Blinded founded in 1915 providing rehabilitation and training to blinded soldiers returning from World War One.  Scottish War Blinded is the sister charity of Royal Blind. Find out more at www.royalblind.org/warblinded

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