GENEROUS supermarket staff in Helensburgh have pledged their support to a veterans’ charity by donating £250 to the good cause.

A cheque was delivered to the Erskine charity recently on behalf of the Sinclair Street Co-op, thanks to the store’s local community fund.

The shop was approached by Erskine earlier last year with a donation request, as the care home for veterans was looking for support to purchase toiletries for residents.

Helensburgh Co-op supported the organisation with a donation last year, which was collected through a VE Day raffle, and further funds have now gone to the same charity.

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Co-op Helensburgh team manager, Ela Latosi, said: “We are incredibly proud that we could support Erskine and organise funds that will help to provide personal hygiene products to the care home residents.

“It is absolutely crucial to encourage and support initiatives like that, especially these days, when vulnerable elderly people need our help the most.”

Meanwhile, Co-op staff and customers inside the Burgh branch also joined a nationwide clap earlier this month to honour the life of Captain Sir Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War Two veteran who raised almost £33 million for the NHS by walking 100 circuits of his garden by his 100th birthday during the first national lockdown.

Sir Tom’s family announced his passing on February 2 after the national hero had contracted Covid-19.

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