1. For nearly 90 years Poppyscotland has been providing life-changing support for
Scotland’s ex-Servicemen and women.
2. Servicemen and women are highly skilled professionals who, for a multitude of reasons often outwith their control, can find themselves in need of help when
they leave the Armed Forces. This may come as a result of injury on the front
line or as they adjust to civilian life after their military career is over.
3. Compared to their English and Welsh counterparts, veterans living in Scotland are: 10% more likely to become homeless; 8% more likely to suffer from
mental health problems; 5% more likely to have financial problems; 5% more likely to have a criminal record; 3% more likely to suffer from alcohol problems.
4. During session 2011-12, Students Council passed policy to allow the Armed
Forces to recruit on our campuses and in our Unions.
5. That the SAUWS recently published its Strategic Plan for 2011-2016 which includes the mission of contributing to and engaging with our local community.
1. For the Board of Trustees to encourage the UWS and the SAUWS to allow Poppyscotland collection tins and box of poppies to be placed at the Cafes of each organisation’s campuses.
2. To mandate the SAUWS to raise funds and awareness for the Poppyscotland
Appeal each year on each of our campuses.
Why you think it is important
1. That the SAUWS already currently fundraise for other charities including
Children In Need, World Aids Day and Cancer awareness.
2. That by getting involved in the Poppyscotland appeal we will be raising the profile of the UWS and the SAUWS to the wider communities at each of our campuses.
3. That during this year’s (2012) Poppy appeal there wasn’t much visibility of our students and staff wearing poppies.
Is there anything else you think we should know?
This is an old policy due to lapse. It can be renewed or allowed to lapse.