Boeing UK

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is the Boeing UK charity of the year 2019.

Boeing UK

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is the Boeing UK charity of the year 2019.

After an announcement towards the end of 2019 that Boeing will be allocating more than $10 million in grants to 102 Forces charities worldwide, we were thrilled to be informed that SSAFA was one of the benefitting charities. SSAFA will receive a total of $80,000 from Boeing, to be split into two separate funds.

The Boeing Emergency Fund will consist of $40,000 (over £31,000) to be accessed by SSAFA’s on-the-ground team of caseworkers, to help members of the Forces family urgent need. The other portion of the grant will be allocated to SSAFA’s vital Mentoring Scheme.

Not only that, but Boeing employees will also support SSAFA through volunteering and fundraising initiatives. With over 2,500 employees across the UK and many of those part of their ex-forces network- BRAVO- we are excited to track the success of the partnership. We already have one member of Boeing staff running in the London Marathon, with a few more signing up to a trekking challenge and Ride 100 from London to Surrey this year.