Corps Security is celebrating its link to the Armed Services by setting out to raise more than a £1,000 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, during Armed Forces Week, which takes place from Monday 22nd June to Saturday 27th June.
Corps has a strong relationship with the Armed Forces as the organisation was set up in 1859 to provide employment for service men returning from the Crimean War; former servicemen still make up a large percentage of the organisation’s employees.
Activities Corps is organising this week include:
- A Virtual 13 Bridges Walk: The planned 13 Bridges walk across London is being replaced with a virtual alternative. Corps MD Paul Lotter will take the lead by walking 10 miles near his home in Swindon, including taking in RAF Blakehill Farm near Purton which was used as a RAF Transport Command station during the Second World War. Rachael Williams from Corps’ HR team completed a similar distance around Windsor and Runnymede – taking in Victoria (1stBattalion, Coldstream Guards) and Combermere Barracks (Household Cavalry, Royal Yeomanry, Welsh Guards), 94 Signal Squadron (Berkshire Yeomanry) and The Runneymede / Air Forces Memorial. You can support the cause by donating here:
- The Virtual Big Brew Up: the Corps operations team is joining together for a virtual cup of tea over video conference. Every member will donate £5 to the SSAFA cause as they raise a toast to the Armed Forces. They will also have the option to enter the Armed Forces Week Virtual Raffle where the top prize is a Ceramic Poppy from the 2014 ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ installation at the Tower of London.
- The SSAFA Salute: throughout the week, the front-line teams on site will be taking selfies of themselves saluting the Armed Forces to celebrate Armed Forces Week.
Follow Corps’ social channels for updates and images of these and other activities. And please do support this worthy cause by donating here:
“We are proud of our heritage and delighted to do everything we can to support this worthy cause,” said Mike Bullock, CEO of Corps Security.