Combat Stress appoints new fundraising officer
Combat Stress, the UK's leading charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health, is set to bolster activity north of the border with the appointment of a new Fundraising Officer for Scotland.
Kath Provan will be responsible for fundraising and increasing awareness of the tremendous work the charity is doing to support ex-service men and women. Kath will work closely with Clive Fairweather who is one of Scotland's chief fundraisers for the charity and a stalwart supporter. Based from Hollybush House near Patna, Kath will be focusing her efforts on the West of Scotland in a bid to increase Combat Stress's presence in the region.
Kath has lived in Scotland for 25 years and moved to Ayrshire in 2000. For the last three years she has worked as a fundraiser with another local charity, Ayrshire Cancer Support.
Commenting on her new role Kath said: "I am looking forward to working with Clive and the rest of the team at Combat Stress, to continue to raise awareness of the charity and the plight of Veterans who need our support after putting their lives on the line for our country. We are keen to create new fundraising events that will reach out to Veterans and encourage them to seek help as soon as possible. This is something that I will be working towards in the near future."
Clare Armstrong, Operations Manager for Combat Stress in Scotland, said: "It is great that we now have Kath on board. She is bursting with fresh ideas and I'm sure that her past experience will help ensure Combat Stress is very much on the map in Scotland and at the forefront of the minds of those supporting Veterans.
"Fundraising and increasing awareness is vital to the role Combat Stress plays in supporting Veterans in most need of help, through engagement with the Community Outreach Teams and the treatment centre at Hollybush."
To find out more about Combat Stress go to www.combatstress.org.uk . The Combat Stress 24 hour Helpline is available to Veterans and their families on 0800 138 1619.