Sponsored by SSAFA
20 Jul 21. SSAFA physical events are beginning to take place again and are more hopeful than ever to be able to host our next Corporate Friends event in person.
Ride the Plain
SSAFA is excited to announce our new UK based cycle ride around the Salisbury Plain taking place on 26 September. With 30-mile or 70-mile options this event is suitable for all abilities and perfect for teams. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to cycle the grounds of Larkhill Military camp, before a scenic ride through the heart of Wiltshire, all in support of our Armed Forces. Please click on the following link to find out more about the event https://www.ssafa.org.uk/support-us/challenge-events/cycle/ride-the-plain.
The Army Officer’s Golfing Society Charity Golf Day in support of SSAFA
SSAFA are also proud to be working with The Army Officer’s Golfing Society and together we would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday 7th September for a fantastic day of golf at Moor Park Golf Club. In teams of 4, you will be playing a Stableford Round with a shotgun start on the High Course at Moor Park, followed by a late lunch in the superb Club House. The cost of the day is just £1,000 for a team of 4. Please find more details about the day attached.
20 Jul 21. HENSOLDT AG donates 8.000 Euro to Lachen helfen e.V.. The sensor solution provider HENSOLDT supports the association Lachen helfen e.V., a private initiative of German soldiers to help children in war and crisis areas. HENSOLDT CEO Thomas Müller handed over a symbolic cheque for a donation of 8,000 euros to the chairman of Lachen helfen e.V., Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Roderich Thien.
Since 2018, HENSOLDT has been a supporting member of Lachen helfen e.V. with an annual donation of 10,000 euros. Under the patronage of the German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, soldiers and police officers provide humanitarian aid in the country of deployment. Wherever German soldiers and police officers are deployed, Lachen Helfen e.V. supports children in need.
“As a pioneer of technologies and innovations in the field of defence and security electronics, we see it as our duty to support our troops in the areas of deployment,” says Thomas Müller. “Through our sponsoring membership with Lachen helfen e.V., we create better future prospects for children in need in crisis areas.”
Lachen helfen e.V. focuses on the construction of schools, orphanages and hospitals in the respective area of operation. Planning, implementation and completion are closely accompanied by German soldiers and police officers. Currently, the focus is on Mali, South Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan and the Balkans. In Afghanistan, for example, a school could be reopened in Kabul in 2020 that had been destroyed by bombings in 2017, with the support of Lachen helfen e.V..
Soldiers and police officers determine the projects and the need for aid on site themselves, in close coordination with the Operations Command. In this way, fast, flexible and unbureaucratic aid can be ensured in cooperation with the soldiers in the area of operations.
HENSOLDT takes its responsibility as part of civil society and a sustainable company very seriously. The company has set itself the goal of pioneering technologies and human potential that promote the protection of all species worldwide. At the same time, its activities serve the higher purpose of securing the freedom and future of our planet, our nature and our lives. Social commitment is one of HENSOLDT’s core ethical priorities.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. In 2020, our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, the currently serving (both regulars and reserves), veterans from the Second World War and those who have served in more recent conflicts, as well as their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.