Alison Sturgeon, a SSAFA beneficiary, also took part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk. Alison’s son, Jack, suffers with autism and a learning disorder. After leaving school, Jack’s needs became more complex and he struggled to cope with the change, at one point he had to be hospitalised. SSAFA Dunbartonshire were able to secure £18,000 of funding for an extension to Alison’s home that enabled Jack to have his own space where he could relax. Alison said: “We are indebted to SSAFA for all their patience and generosity in finally giving Jack the adapted space that he needed, and it has had a hugely positive effect on all our lives. We would have had to give up if they hadn’t stuck with us. I wanted to raise awareness and funds for SSAFA to thank them properly for the amazing work that they have done”.