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Amey Raises Over £300K for Armed Forces Charity 

Amey Raises Over £300K for its Armed Forces Charity 
09 August 2021
 

Amey’s Secure Infrastructure business, a provider of critical facilities services for the public sector and UK Defence, has raised over £300,000 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, to support its mentoring programme.

By taking part in numerous challenges and fundraising events. Amey employees and its supply chain partners have exceeded their £250,000 fundraising target.

The charity partnership between Amey and the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) started in 2015, and aims to assist the charity provider with supplying long-term, one-to-one support during transition and for up to two years post-discharge, as individuals make their journey from military to civilian life.

 

"What you are doing corporately and individually helps sustain independence and dignity.  On behalf of those in need, I thank you all for your magnificent contributions.”

–Sir Andrew Gregory

Chief Executive, SSAFA

 

In addition to fundraising, several of Amey’s employees have become SSAFA mentors, and others have used their own experiences of transitioning into civilian life to help mentees better understand how it feels to leave their military community.

To date, Amey’s contribution has provided 400 mentors with specialist transitional training which, in turn has supported 1,190 Service leavers, and their families, to fulfil their potential in their new lives outside the military.

Commenting on the achievement, Craig McGilvray, Managing Director of Amey Secure Infrastructure said: “Amey is proud to be one of SSAFA’s largest corporate partners and over the last six years our employees and supply chain have fully embraced the partnership. To have exceeded our original fundraising target of £250,000 demonstrates Amey’s commitment to supporting the UK’s Armed Forces and their families. We look forward to continuing this support which helps this vital charity give back to those who need it most.”

 

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Sir Andrew Gregory, Chief Executive of SSAFA added: “The fact that Amey and their partners have raised over £300,000 to support serving personnel, veterans and their families by underwriting aspects of the work of SSAFA, is a truly incredible achievement. 

“The hard work and commitment of so many people have helped 1,190 Service leavers and their families’ transition successfully into civilian life. And additional thanks go to the several Amey employees who have chosen to give their time as trained SSAFA volunteer mentors. 

“What you are doing corporately and individually helps sustain independence and dignity.  On behalf of those in need, I thank you all for your magnificent contributions.”

Picture: a photograph of some people wearing SSAFA branded t-shirts and holding balloons

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 09 August 2021

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