Meet the Team

David Cooke

David joined Poppyscotland in 2017 and works as the Welfare Support Manager in the West of Scotland. He had a 22 year career within the Royal Air Force’s Photographic and imagery trade, travelling and serving on detachments and bases throughout the world, including Australia, South America, the Middle East and Europe.  Prior to leaving the RAF in 2003, he studied and qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care and a diploma in Social Work.

Debbie McLaughlin

Debbie took up the post of Welfare Service administrator with Poppyscotland in August 2017. Prior to taking up the position Debbie studied for her honours degree at UWS, she then worked as an administrator at Ayrshire College for the Head of Technology and Trades and the Head of Science, Maths and Aeronautics. She then accepted a position of project administrator with the charity Addaction, who provide support for people with substance abuse issues. Debbie lives outside Ayr and her hobbies include volunteering and socialising with family and friends.