Support for Personnel Recovery Centre Edinburgh

Archived news: published on Wednesday 18 Apr 2012 by Fife Council

Big Stooshie 4th - 6th May

Big Stooshie 4th - 6th May

Scotland's Charity Music Festival Pledges support for the Personnel Recovery Unit Scotland.

The Big Stooshie Scotland's Charity Music Festival aims to raise over £100,000 for Help for Heroes and SSAFA Forces Help. The event is taking place on the 4th, 5th & 6th May at the Howe Country Centre in Giffordtown Fife and features over 60 bands performing on two stages. Confirmed so far are James, Glasvegas, Simon and Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene Unplugged, The Hoosiers, The Damned, The Jam, The Beat, The Boomtown Rats and many more acts that are normally associated with much larger events.

Under terms of Help for Heroes' Restricted Funding Initiative, the organisers of the festival can choose how the money raised for h4h is spent and they are delighted to pledge support for the Personnel Recovery Centre located in Edinburgh House, Gilmerton.

The Personnel Recovery Centre (PRC) Edinburgh is a military unit and is Scotland's only recovery or rehabilitation centre for wounded, injured and sick personnel still serving in the Armed forces. In support of the Army Recovery Capability, the Personnel Recovery Centre Edinburgh provides bespoke facilities to accommodate up to 12 residents and has the capacity to support a further 15 day attendees. By fostering a structured environment staffed by military personnel, the PRC provides comprehensive recovery support regardless of whether personnel return to duty or make the transition to civilian employment. In providing Clinical, Welfare, Educational support and Re-skilling for civilian employment, the Personnel Recovery Centre accelerates the recovery of our wounded, injured and sick armed forces in a caring and compassionate setting in order to achieve focussed and positive outcomes.

"I'm delighted to hear that the Big Stooshie is this year raising monies for H4H and SSAFA Forces Help. Both these fine and respected organisations provide excellent support nationally for our wounded, injured and sick service personnel and, most importantly, for their families too. I am also delighted that H4H, under the restricted funding initiative, will be directing the monies they raise towards the Personnel Recovery Centre in Edinburgh (Edinburgh House), which plays an important part in supporting the delivery of recovery activities for wounded, injured and sick personnel here in Scotland."
- Lieutenant Colonel, Mark Steed, Commanding Officer,51 (Scottish) Brigade Personnel Recovery Unit

In addition to providing financial support for the PRC, The Big Stooshie are also working with the unit to invite service personnel who have been wounded in service to attend the event as special VIP guests.

“We have decided (under h4h’s restricted funding initiative) to request that all the money raised will benefit Scottish service personal helped by the PRC in Edinburgh. As The Big Stooshie is a Scottish event it is important to us that a large percentage of the money raised will stay in Scotland to benefit Scottish injured and recovering soldiers and service personnel. It is also a great honour for us to invite these brave people to the event. I am sure that they will have a great weekend”
- Jim Russell, The Big Stooshie

The money raised will be split equally between the two charities and SSAFA Forces Help will decide how they allocate funds raised.

Tickets for The Big Stooshie are on sale now at The Howe Country Centre and outlets throughout Scotland. The amount of money raised for charity will be directly related to the number of tickets sold.

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