15 September 2013, London, UK: Supreme Group has made a donation totalling £12,500 to its charity partners SSAFA and Combat Stress during the DSEI exhibition at ExCeL London.
“We are proud to support the service men, women and families of the British Armed Forces, both on the front lines and at home. Our donation goes towards funding essential services that are important lifelines for people with physical, emotional or psychological wounds,” said Major General Jeff Mason (Ret), Supreme’s Commercial Director for Europe and the Commonwealth. “We also support several other veterans groups and charitable organisations in other areas around the world,” he added.
SSAFA provides practical, emotional and financial support to serving British forces, veterans and their families; supporting more than 50,000 people each year through their network of 7,500 specially trained volunteers across 92 branches. The charity, which has been operating since 1885, provides a range of various services including mentoring, accommodation, disability assistance and support groups. SSAFA is DSEI’s official charity partner.
“We are delighted that Supreme has agreed to work with us and fund a specially trained case worker. We also look forward to the Christmas Dinner that Supreme will be providing at one of the SSAFA Norton Homes over the festive season. This is an excellent opportunity to bring joy and hope into the lives of troops and their families during what is often a difficult and emotionally challenging time,” said Karen Woodgate, Corporate and
Event Manager, SSAFA.
The other military charity that Supreme supports in the United Kingdom is Combat Stress, which specialises in caring for British veterans suffering from mental health disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression or anxiety. Founded in 1919, the charity has since helped more than 100,000 ex-Service men and women. Today Combat Stress provides a 24-hour helpline, a nationwide community outreach service, clinical treatment, a specialist PTSD Intensive Treatment Programme at three treatment centres, and wellbeing and rehabilitation programmes.
“We currently support more than 5,000 veterans across the UK so corporate donations help us to provide the full range of services that our veterans require. We are grateful for the support of Supreme and look forward to a long association with them,” concluded Michelle Campbell, Corporate Partnership Manager, Combat Stress.
Supreme Group is a leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions in some of the world’s most challenging and remote locations. The Group’s current clients include the United Nations (UN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and military forces including the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the US Department of Defense (DoD). Supreme has been the sole food logistics provider for the MoD in international operations outside of the UK since 1997. For more information, visit www.supreme-group.net
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