Amey reaches £200,000 fundraising milestone for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity
In 2016, Amey entered into a charity partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, chosen because it encompasses all three Services. It made a huge commitment to raise £250,000 within the five years of its contracts and wondered if it had set its sights too high but passed the £200,000 mark with its fundraising well ahead of time.
Achieving this monumental milestone has been possible only thanks to the generosity of Amey's employees and supply chain partners. Over the past three years, they've supported SSAFA's Big Brew Up, climbed mountains, trekked across rocky terrains, held family fun days, made epic journeys on bicycles, and taken part in raffles and fundraising events. Two of Amey's senior managers have even become SSAFA mentors themselves, so they can offer practical support and guidance to those leaving the Services and struggling with the transition from military to civilian life.
Says Sir Andrew Gregory, chief executive of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity: 'We would like to say an enormous thank you to Amey for its support since it became one of our corporate partners. Due to its efforts, it has raised £200,000 in aid of SSAFA over the past three years; that is a phenomenal achievement. The money raised goes directly towards funding SSAFA's mentoring service, which supports Service leavers and their families as they settle back into civilian life. Thanks to Amey's commitment, we can continue to provide this service to those who need it most.'
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