Amey exceeds funding target to boost SSAFA mentoring programme

Tottie Faragher, Senior Media & External Affairs Manager
02 August 2021
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Amey’s Secure Infrastructure business, a provider of critical facilities services for the public sector and UK Defence, has raised over £300,000 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity to support its mentoring programme. 

In 2015, Amey’s Defence contracts entered a charity partnership with SSAFA and committed to raise £250,000 to support SSAFA’s mentoring programme. The service that provides long-term, one-to-one, face-to-face support during transition and for up to two years post discharge as individuals make their journey from military to civilian life. 

Since then, more than £300,000 has been raised by Amey employees and supply chain partners who have taken part in numerous challenges and fundraising events.  

In April 2020, Ferrovial, Amey’s parent company created the Ferrovial Juntos COVID-19 fund with the aim of raising money to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. As a result, more than £300k was made available for UK charities, of which SSAFA was gifted almost £44,000. 

In addition to fundraising, several Amey’s employees have become SSAFA mentors, and others have used their own experiences of transitioning into civilian life to help mentees better understand how it feels to leave their military community. 

To date, Amey’s contribution has provided 400 mentors with specialist transitional training which, in turn has supported 1190 Service leavers, and their families, to fulfil their potential in their new lives outside the military. 

Commenting on the achievement, Craig McGilvray, Managing Director of Amey Secure Infrastructure said: “Amey is proud to be one of SSAFA’s largest corporate partners and over the last six years our employees and supply chain have fully embraced the partnership. To have exceeded our original fundraising target of £250,000 demonstrates Amey’s commitment to supporting the UK’s Armed Forces and their families. We look forward to continuing this support which helps this vital charity give back to those who need it most.” 

Sir Andrew Gregory, Chief Executive of SSAFA added: “The fact that Amey and their partners have raised over £300,000 to support serving personnel, veterans and their families by underwriting aspects of the work of SSAFA, is a truly incredible achievement.  

“The hard-work and commitment of so many people have helped 1190 Service leavers and their families’ transition successfully into civilian life. And additional thanks go to the several Amey employees who have chosen to give their time as trained SSAFA volunteer mentors.  

“What you are doing corporately and individually helps sustain independence and dignity.  On behalf of those in need, I thank you all for your magnificent contributions.” 

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