ERSKINE has announced Veteran and Paralympic sportsman Scott Meenagh as Ambassador.
Scott, age 31 from Cumbernauld, has been a valued supporter and great friend to Erskine’s Veterans since 2015, attending fundraising events and the charity’s yearly Sporting Senior Games, where his presence and encouragement prove highly motivational to residents.
Hailed as one of the most inspiring athletes to come out of the 2018 Winter Paralympics, Scott is currently training to compete at the 2022 Games in Beijing in Para Nordic Skiing.
Speaking about his appointment, Scott said:
“It is a tremendous honour to be named as an Ambassador for Erskine Veterans’ Charity. Erskine has been setting the standards for Veterans’ care for over a century, and seeing the incredible work they do gives me, and fellow Veterans, real confidence in the life-long availability to us and our families.”
Scott will always be a Paratrooper. His infectious optimism and pursuit of success in all areas of his life are testament to that. In the forces, Scott found his calling as well as somewhere he could express in action his passion for service to others. As a paramedic for his unit, those skills – intended for others – helped save his own life when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in January 2011.
Throughout his sporting career, Scott continues to demonstrate that determination, passion and hard work. He has set out to blaze a trail for others to follow and his path through the Invictus Games and GB Rowing led him to Para Nordic Skiing, which in 2015 had no Governing body, coaches or athletes in the UK.
In 2018, in no small part, thanks to his own drive and determination for making things happen, he competed at the Pyeonchang Paralympic Games as the first competitor Paralympics GB has had in Nordic Skiing for 20 years and the first-ever GB Para-Nordic sit skier.
Erskine Chief Executive Ian Cumming said:
“We are thrilled that Scott has agreed to become our Ambassador. It has been a pleasure to get to know him over the years and to witness the warmth and rapport our Veterans, staff and volunteers experience whenever they meet him. It is brilliant to have him on board to support our shared vision of a Scotland in which all Veterans and their families are valued and respected. Scott will undoubtedly inspire and help us reach a wider audience as we grow and progress as a charity in the future.”
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