We are extremely proud to be one of the largest corporate supporters of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. We have committed to raising £250,000 over five years of the partnership to help SSAFA provide lifelong support for our Armed Forces and their families. The partnership is built on our long-standing support for military and ex-military service men and women and, through the enthusiasm of our employees taking part in fundraising activities and initiatives, we've already raised more than £150,000 for the charity.
Last week we were delighted to present a cheque to SSAFA for £13,710, provided through our excellent partnership with Symphony Group, who supply the kitchen upgrades for Service Family Accommodation throughout the UK.
Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Gregory KBE CB, Controller/CEO SSAFA, accepted the cheque and said "CarillionAmey are one of our key corporate partners. We are very proud of our relationship with them, which has raised £150,000 to date helping to fund our national mentoring service for wounded, injured and sick personnel struggling with the transition to civilian life. As much as to the employees of CarillionAmey, we owe our thanks to their supply chain, particularly Symphony, who have given so generously to fund SSAFA's work in this area. We look forward to many more years working together!"
Daniel Easthope, CarillionAmey's Managing Director said "We are immensely proud of our partnership with SSAFA and the lifelong support they provide to anyone who has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Airforce and their families. The support we provide to their mentoring scheme will further strengthen the links we have with the Service communities in which we operate."
We recognise the value that serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. In January 2016, we signed the Armed Forces Covenant and now work closely with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), actively recruiting those who truly understand our customer. Currently, 10% of our staff come from a Service background and we are keen to draw on their skills and experiences to help us drive and shape the future of our organisation.
This year will see us undertake various activities in support of Service families, which include SSAFA's annual Big Brew Up, and a number of initiatives to tie in with Armed Forces Day which is being celebrated in Liverpool, close to our Customer Service Centre, on Saturday 24th June 2017.
Left to right: Adam Heal, Head of Supply Chain (CA), Paul Vincent, National Client Account Manager (Symphony), Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Gregory and Tom Silvey Operations Director (Housing) (CA)