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Openreach trekkers raise more than £45,000 for SSAFA

Openreach trekkers raise more than £45,000 for SSAFA


08 Nov, 2019

A group of Openreach employees have raised £45,496.73 after trekking to the top of Mount Toubkal in Morocco to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. 

Last month, 18 Openreach employees from across the UK attempted to trek up the highest peak in North Africa, Mount Toubkal (4,167m), to raise vital funds for SSAFA. The trek commenced on 19 September and the fundraisers began their ascent on Mount Toubkal the following day. They reached the summit at 8 am on 21 September, before returning to Marrakech to enjoy a day of rest before flying home.

This is the third overseas trek organised by SSAFA and Openreach, with the first in 2017 to Iceland and the second to Nepal in 2018. Together the treks have raised £135,000.

James Grant, head of corporate fundraising and events at SSAFA, comments: ’We are extremely grateful to the Openreach team for their outstanding efforts in support of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. They did a superb job in completing such a physical challenge, but also in raising such a significant amount towards the operation of our crucial Forcesline helpline. Congratulations and our sincere thanks go to all concerned.’

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Forces, and their families. This includes both regulars and reserves. If you would like to find out more about fundraising for SSAFA, please click here

About SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 82,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

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