We made a commitment to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity and our corporate charity partner, to raise £250,000 over five years. Thanks to our staff and supply chain for their efforts, we’ve raised almost £170,000 so far. All of this funding goes towards SSAFA’s mentoring scheme, which supports those who are leaving the Forces, providing them with consistent emotional support and guidance for a minimum of one year.
SSAFA are expanding their mentoring service which currently helps wounded, injured and sick personnel to transition to civilian life. With a trial based at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, SSAFA is aiming to develop the Mentoring programme to support all service leavers in their transition. Our partnership is helping to fund this exciting new initiative.
SSAFA are working with the Ministry of Defence, the Army and the Career Transition Partnership on their two year trial as a supplement to the assistance already provided to those transitioning to civilian life. The service will provide a SSAFA mentor for those who would benefit from additional support in navigating the transition challenge.
Our support to their scheme has mainly been financial, with donations being raised by our people taking part in charity events, marathons and raffles. However this year, we’ve been given the opportunity to help SSAFA in a different way with members of our Senior Management Team becoming SSAFA mentors themselves.
James Davis, SSAFA’s Corporate Partnership Manager, said, “This is an exciting new development in our mentoring service and we are confident that through it we will be able to help many more people with their transition to civilian life. It is the support of very generous benefactors like CarillionAmey that makes this service a reality and we are indebted to them and their employees for their support. I’m also delighted that CarillionAmey have taken up the challenge of becoming mentors, with all of the enthusiasm that SSAFA has come to appreciate from employees for our partnership”