Gavin visits Erskine's home for veterans in Renfrewshire
August 14, 2015
Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, visited Erskine Mains Home in his constituency to see the excellent care that the charity has provided to Scottish veterans for almost 100 years.
Gavin was greeted by Lesley-Ann Wylie, the manager of Erskine Mains Home, and Steve Conway, the Chief Executive of Erskine, and was given a tour of the facility and met some of the residents who the charity care for.
During his visit, the local MP informed Steve Conway and Lesley-Ann Wylie that Erskine would be one of the first local charities to benefit from the controversial 10 per cent pay-rise that he rejected in June.
Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said:
“I thoroughly enjoyed an informative visit to Erskine Mains Home in my constituency where I was given a tour of the facility and I was able to meet some of our veterans who reside in the home and have received some of the excellent and unwavering care that Erskine has provided for nearly a century.
“I am pleased that I had the opportunity to inform Erskine that they would be one of the first local organisations in Renfrewshire to benefit from the outrageous 10 per cent pay increase for MPs that I pledged not to take.
“I look forward to visiting Erskine’s homes for our veterans in the future and to continuing to support the work of the charity as they go they reach the centenary milestone of their journey.”
Steve Conway, the Chief Executive of Erskine, said:
“We were delighted to welcome Gavin Newlands MP to visit one of Erskine’s care homes and we are most grateful to Gavin for his generous donation to help support veterans in our care.”