HRH Prince Michael of Kent visits SSAFA Glasgow
Our President Prince Michael made his visit to honour the work of SSAFA volunteers and staff in Glasgow and their support for the local military community.
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HRH Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, President of SSAFA has visited our branch in Glasgow to honour the work of local volunteers and staff who provide help and support to the local military community.
Prince Michael was met at the Toryglen Community Base by senior branch committee member, Lieutenant Commander Chris Denny and was introduced to members of the branch and also Glasgow Helping Heroes, a partnership between SSAFA and Glasgow City Council that offers advice on a wide range of issues including debt, employment and housing to current serving, veterans and their families.
The Prince was told about the current work of the branch before attending a small reception where guests included beneficiaries, volunteers and staff from across SSAFA Glasgow’s range of services.
He then addressed the group to thank them for the vital work they were doing, before presenting two certificates to mark the Life Honorary Memberships of the Branch to Agnes Graham and Una Smith.
Agnes Graham, certificate recipient, said: “As ex-RAF, I have volunteered for SSAFA for over 30 years, starting off as a caseworker and ending as the Regional Representative for West Scotland and a member of the Scottish Resources Committee. I have found the work of helping fellow ex-serving men and women, and their families, highly rewarding and enjoyable and have made many friends along the way. I am delighted to receive this honour from HRH Prince Michael.”
Prince Michael said: “I was honoured to have the opportunity to meet some of Glasgow SSAFA’s volunteers and staff who work hard every single day to support those who have served their country and their families.
SSAFA Glasgow offers a lifeline to those who serve, used to serve and most importantly their families in the local area. The Branch has strong and long-lasting links with the local community, which allows it to offer help whenever and wherever it is needed. I’d like to formally thank them for the sterling work they are doing to ensure the needs of our Armed Forces will always come first.”