In 1859 Corps Security was founded by Captain Sir Edward Walter as a way to provide gainful employment for ex-servicemen on their return from the Crimean War. With our origins firmly aligned with the UKs armed forces, it is an association that we maintain today and our charitable activities focus on providing much-needed funds for organisations that offer welfare and support for ex-military personnel.
Corps Security was founded on the principle of helping other and we will continue to do so, wherever and whenever we can. Every year, throughout the country, representatives of Corps Security volunteer their time selling poppies and raising money for the Royal British Legion.
In recent years we have donated to the following charities:
- The British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association (BLESMA)
BLESMA provides support and care for amputees and other disabled ex-service personnel. It has helped achieve improvements in support, welfare, financial and residential care through the ceaseless fundraising activities of its members and supporters.
Poppyscotland is the leading charity supporting ex-servicemen and women and their families in Scotland. It is probably best known for running the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal, but works all year round to help veterans and their families receive the care and support they urgently need.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust aims to provide welfare to enable Gurkha ex-servicemen and their dependants to live out their lives with dignity, primarily in Nepal but increasingly in the UK and elsewhere. It currently supports 7,213 retired Gurkha soldiers and widows in Nepal who have no other form of income.
- The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF)
RMCTF was Corps Security’s nominated charity for 2012-14. It works to support those wounded and injured, as well as those still serving, by funding decompression activities, homecoming events and memorials. It also provides through-life support to those who have left the Royal Marines or have lost loved ones in service.
Combat Stress is Corps Security’s nominated charity for 2015-2017. Combat Stress is the UK’s leading veterans’ mental health charity provising treatment and support services to veterans with psychological wounds free of charge. It currently gives support to nearly 6000 veterans.