Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund to recruit an armed services veteran

VETERANS are set to benefit from a £2000 charity’s funding boost.

Glen Art, in the grounds of Erskine Home, has received the cash from GlasgowAirport’s FlightPath Fund to recruit an armed services veteran.

Trained former Army cook Jimmy Church opens the charity’s base in a former garden centre three days a week and provides a healthy lunch for visiting veterans.

The cash will be used to help fund Jimmy’s role as caretaker and cook at the charity’s Bishopton centre.

Glen Art’s founder Fiona MacDonald said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the FlightPath Fund for this support.

“Jimmy is an amazing man, a wonderful gardener, a great cook, and a brilliant teacher.

“He is teaching all of the veterans to cook so that our community of friends are able to grow and cook their food as well as to eat together.

“We’re now also working on a veterans cook book.

“Thanks to the FlightPath Fund, we’re able to pay for some of the many hours Jimmy puts in.”

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