Amey’s exceeds SSAFA fundraising target of £250,000
Amey is one of the largest corporate supporters of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, and in 2015 committed to raising £250,000 over five years to support SSAFA’s mentoring programme, providing practical and personal support to those leaving the Services and struggling to make the transition back into civilian life.
Since then, Amey employees and supply chain partners have been working tirelessly to support the charity. They’ve taken part in marathons, trekked across the Sahara Desert and cycled the length of the UK. Others have held coffee mornings, taken part in online raffles, organised family friendly events and opened on-site tuck shops. A number of employees have also became specialist mentors themselves, whilst others have used their Service experience to help mentors better understand how it can feel to leave the military community.
In April 2020, Ferrovial, Amey’s parent company, announced the creation of the “Ferrovial Juntos COVID-19” fund, endowed with up to 10 million euros, with the goal of raising funds to fight the pandemic. This fund resulted in £300K being made available for UK charities, of which SSAFA was gifted almost £44,000, taking the total amount raised by Amey in just five years to £287,128.12.
As the UK lockdown eases Amey’s employees are really pleased to be able to continue with their fundraising events as many of them were postponed following the pandemic. They’re now setting our sights on reaching a target of £300,000 before our contracts come to an end.
Craig McGilvray, Managing Director for Secure Infrastructure said:
“I’m delighted to have exceeded our fundraising target for SSAFA. We will continue to support the charity, which is a perfect fit for the business which is focused on supporting our Armed Forces. It is great to see the efforts shown by everyone who works for and with Amey in helping to reach this figure for the charity, and to Ferrovial who helped us over the line. Our teams work every day to provide a service fit for our Armed Forces and their families and the fact that so many have taken up challenges to continue their support outside of work is great.”
Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity added:
“Amey has been a dedicated partner of SSAFA and our work with the Armed Forces community for many years, and reaching this momentous milestone of £250,000 is a testament to their dedication to our cause. It is thanks to generosity like this that we can continue to deliver vital support to any member of the military family in need – especially during these current challenging times. I would like to offer my personal thanks to Amey for their collaboration with our charity that will have helped countless men, women and families.”