Damaris Media and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity partner on the release of 'Darkest Hour'

SSAFA and Damaris Media partner on the release of 'Darkest Hour'

8 December 2017

SSAFA and Damaris Media partner on the release of 'Darkest Hour'

Damaris Media and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, are partnering on the release of Darkest Hour (in cinemas 12th January).

The film is a thrilling account inspired by the true story of Winston Churchill's first weeks in office during the early days of the Second World War. Starring BAFTA Award-winner Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour takes a revelatory look at the man behind the icon. Members of SSAFA Southend Veterans' club attended the premier.

‘We’re thrilled to be working with such a fantastic organisation to spread the word about Darkest Hour,’ says Tim Waldron from Damaris Media. ‘It’s not only a gripping and hugely enjoyable time at the cinema - it’s a timely look at ideas around leadership, sacrifice and standing up for our values. We can’t wait for more people to see it.’

Justine Baynes, Director of Marketing and Communications at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity said: “We are delighted to partner with this powerful film depicting a challenging period of history. SSAFA was there then and is still here now, ensuring that we offer practical, emotional and financial support to members of the Armed Forces, past and present, and their families. It is vital that we keep the memories and lessons from this time alive, as they remain relevant today”.

More than 70 years on from the Second World War, with over 500 employees and 6,000 volunteers, SSAFA is still ready to help the Armed Forces community whenever and wherever support is needed. Last year, staff and teams of volunteers helped over 67,000 people – from Second World War veterans to those involved in more recent conflicts – as well as their families.

Damaris Media and SSAFA will be releasing a free Companion Booklet for the film, featuring historical background, images from the film and a look behind the scenes, which you can download here.