Our Dunfermline store's community champion Barbara Inglis presented an Asda Foundation grant for £1,500 to a charity helping veterans, the homeless and people living in poverty.
The Knights Templar Grand Commandery of Scotland was founded by veterans Gary Stevenson, Scott McLaughlin and Kevin Driscoll in Cowdenbeath in March last year, making and distributing care packages to people in need.
Gary, Scott and Kevin originally intended to focus their support on veterans, but after realising the extent of problems with homelessness they extended their reach to anyone who has fallen on tough times.
Our Dunfermline store's community champion Barbara said she was delighted to be able to support the charity.
On top of the grant, Barbara has enlisted the charity on Asda’s Green Token scheme and will also be volunteering with the group by assisting with bag packing.
She said: “I am so happy to be able to support these inspirational veterans who are committed to helping those in need across Scotland. I look forward to working together with them in the future to support this programme in whatever way Asda can.”
Gary said: “We were originally entirely self-funded and when we started, we aimed to deliver 70 care packages by December 2021– we delivered 185! We work hard and when things become hard, we remember who we have helped and who we want to help.
“We are very grateful to the Asda Foundation; this donation has enabled us to secure 300 care packages for our next drop. We would particularly like to thank Barbara for all her help and support and we look forward to working with her in the future.”