Pall-Ex delivers £25,000 donation to Combat Stress
Pall-Ex (UK) Ltd has underlined its commitment to veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress with a £25,000 donation …
The big birthday gift was presented to the charity’s representatives as part of pallet shipping company Pall-Ex Group’s 25th anniversary celebrations, held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, where Cold Feet and The Hobbit star James Nesbitt hosted the glamorous awards.
The donation will be used to provide life-saving work to support veterans with complex mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
Pall-Ex UK has actively supported the Armed Forces community since 2019 when it signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and has gone on to achieve the coveted Silver Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Award from the MoD.
From its central hub in Coalville, Leicestershire, the company has implemented practical policies to provide ex-military personnel and their families with access to training and support when starting new careers in the logistics industry.
The donation takes Pall-Ex’s total 2021 fundraising efforts for Combat Stress to more than £35,000. Earlier this year, staff took part in the charity’s annual March in March challenge, with participants marching, running or walking a minimum of 10 miles, raising in excess of £10,000.
A further contribution was made through the Pall-Ex UK’s Penny-a-Pallet fund, which is generated from a penny being donated for every pallet moved within the network throughout the year.
Pall-Ex’s ongoing growth will enable the firm to make larger contributions to its chosen charity partners, including Combat Stress, in the future. Maggie Bennion, senior corporate fundraising officer for Combat Stress, describes the difference the support of Pall-Ex will make to the charity and the lives of the people it supports: ‘We are extremely grateful to Pall-Ex UK for its very generous donation of £25,000. As the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health, we provide specialist treatment and support to veterans with complex mental health issues arising from military service. Pall-Ex’s donation will help us to continue supporting thousands of former Service men and women across the UK to rebuild their lives.’
Kevin Buchanan, Pall-Ex Group’s CEO, adds: ‘As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are delighted to be able to mark this special occasion and share our success with Combat Stress. The people it supports have made a vital contribution to our nation, so we are proud to assist with providing the valuable resources and services they need to adjust to civilian life.’
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Pall-Ex Group is an award-winning network of UK SME’s comprising two leading UK pallet networks (Fortec Distribution Network and Pall-Ex UK), four subsidiary UK logistics businesses and ten European networks. A renowned name in logistics, Pall-Ex delivers an efficient and reliable palletised freight distribution service, backed by innovative technology and a first-class network of established shareholder SMEs. With its HQ and central UK hub located in the heart of the Midlands, Pall-Ex is driving excellence in all areas, transporting more than 40,000 pallets across the globe every day.
Pictured top, left to right, Kevin Buchanan, Pall-Ex Group CEO; Maggie Bennion, senior corporate fundraising officer for Combat Stress; Barry Byers, managing director UK business units at Pall-Ex Group