Media Release: Holiday firm honour veterans in charity partnership


GLENTON – which specialises in holiday’s for the over 50’s – has announced a charity partnership with Legion Scotland (Royal British Legion Scotland), the ex-services membership charity in Scotland.

Legion Scotland members – as well as their family and friends – will receive a number of free places on group bookings, a five per cent discount on individual holidays, and their own dedicated team to arrange their holidays.

A further aspect of the partnership will see Glenton donate 2.5 per cent of the sales from this Affinity Programme back to Legion Scotland.

Glenton customers will also be able to choose to donate £1 to Legion Scotland when booking their holidays online or in store.

Harriet Boyle, managing director at Glenton, said: “The importance of quality support for our ex-service men and women goes without saying and our staff are very proud to be able to support the great work done by Legion Scotland.

“Through this new partnership, we have the chance to provide funding for veterans’ ongoing support as well as help them and their families to take holidays and create new memories to treasure.”

Glenton provides coach, cruise and air package holidays to over 44,000 passengers every year and a number of bespoke services for the mature traveller.

The Glenton Good Companions holidays are tailored for solo travellers and include no single traveller supplement costs and the recently-launched Glenton Active holidays which offer more adventurous trips such as walking tours and stylish London Theatre breaks.

Legion Scotland helps ex-services men and women of all ages across Scotland to adapt to civilian life by providing community, friendship and practical advice.

The national charity works with nearly 170 branches and more than 33,000 members supporting veterans, whether they left military service yesterday or 50-plus years ago.

Kevin Gray MM, chief executive officer, added: “This new partnership with Glenton is a fantastic opportunity for Legion Scotland members and their families to spend some quality time travelling and experiencing the high level of service we know Glenton offers.

“After leaving military service, where comradeship is key, some veterans can suffer from isolation.

“Legion Scotland therefore runs various sports and social programmes which encourage members of the ex-services community to get together, providing the opportunity to talk.

“Glenton holidays and day trips adds a new dimension to this. Funds raised through this partnership will also enable us to provide more support for all of the ex-service community across Scotland.”

For more information on Glenton visit www.glentonholidays.com and for more information on Legion Scotland visit www.legionscotland.org.uk

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