A new trustee training day will be held in Glasgow (location TBC) on Saturday 18 April.Read more
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The ‘Bravehound’ initiative matches veterans with companion dogs to support their rehabilitation and provide therapy for those diagnosed with PTSD.Read more
Bravehound’s Show Garden at the Gardening Scotland Show was awarded a Silver Gilt Medal.
The “All the Fields and Vales Along “ garden, inspired by Scottish poet of the First World War Charles Hamilton Sorley’s poem was designed and created by veterans and volunteers, and schoolchildren from Broxburn Academy.Read more
On the 25th February at 4pm Fauré’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine were be performed at St Mary’s church Arisaig to commemorate the life of Mary McKinnon, a nurse from Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service and the 62 souls who were lost at 4am on 26th February 1918 when HM Hospital Ship the Glenart Castle was torpedoed and sank in the Bristol Channel and those from the village of Arisaig who served in the First World War.Read more
Antis, a Bravehound Companion Dog, named after Antis DM a dog which flew with Czech airman Robert Bozdech during WW2 as part of the Czech Squadron of the RAF, was partnered with veteran Thomas Masters, at a ceremony at RAF Glasgow today, 22nd February. The ceremony was also attended by Bravehound’s new Patron, Author Damien Lewis, and the daughters of the late Robert Bozdech.
The original Antis DM was awarded the Dickin Medal for his service during the Second World War, the story of which was captured in a book, soon to be made into a film, by best-selling author Damien Lewis “War Dog – the dog who could fly”. Damien and the daughters of the late Robert Bozdech travelled to the home of RAF 602 reserves Squadron for the occasion.Read more
Glen Art’s Bravehound Project won the “Best Charity” category award at this years’ National Lottery Awards.
With a prize of £5,000, veterans Jimmy Church, Lee Aitchison and volunteers, along with Glen Art’s Founder Fiona MacDonald attended the award ceremony in London which will be shown on BBC1 on September 27th at 10.45pmRead more
Irma, the very first companion dog from charity Glen Art’s Bravehound Project, was awarded “Caring Animal of the Year” at the Mirror/ RSPCA Hero Animal Awards.
Veteran Paul Wilkie was presented with the award along with Bravehound Irma. Paul’s journey across London was made possible thanks to fellow Cobseo members the London Taxi Charity.Read more
Many congratulations to Glen Art’s Bravehound Project which has won “Best Charity” in the National Lottery Awards.
The project won the public vote from 1300 nominations. There is a £5,000 award and the awards event will be broadcast on September 27th.Read more
Glen Art was invited by the Wilfred Owen Association to join them in events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the four months Wilfred Owen spent in Edinburgh, where he met Sassoon, and became , in his own words “A poets’ poet”
A grant from Awards for All to the WOA enabled Glen Art and Bravehound veterans to be at the heart of the project.
Thanks to fellow Cobseo members the Taxi Charity, the “Wilfred Owen “ actor Dave Clark and Owen’s nephew Peter Owen were sent off in style from a vintage taxi and Chelsea Pensioners.Read more
We approached Robert Ross to design the garden and partnered with CWGC and the Wilfred Owen Association to create a garden called ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF REMEMBRANCE. It commemorated the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s time in Edinburgh and of the CWGC.
The garden won the Peoples’ Choice Award as well as a Silver Award. It was created by veterans with PTSD from Glen Art working with the gardening team from the CWGC.Read more