Veteran charity collector raises record £40,000


91 year-old veteran, Tom Gilzean, has collected a record £40,000 for various Edinburgh charities this year.

The ex-soldier collects for charity on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, having been given special permission by the council after attempts to ban his collections there.

Mr Gilzean, has donated £25,000 to the Sick Kids Hospital as well as £5000 to the Personnel Recovery Centre at the Erskine home in Gilmerton, £4000 to the Rock Trust homeless charity and £4000 to the Prestonfield Neighbourhood Centre for elderly people. The remaining £2000 will go to Edinburgh’s taxi drivers to help them provide their annual day out to the seaside for children.

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