Cohort plc joins SSAFA Corporate Friends Scheme

05 May 2015

Cohort plc is proud to announce its partnership with the SSAFA Corporate Friends Scheme.   SSAFA is the UK’s oldest national military charity that has been supporting members of the armed forces, veterans and the families of both for over 130 years.

The Corporate Friends Scheme is a series of networking receptions hosted by SSAFA, where Cohort plc will be invited to work closely with other organisations and colleagues from the defence industry and hear insights from key and senior military personnel.

The scheme is also a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to the welfare of our Armed Forces, with a financial gift that will go towards training SSAFA’s 7,000 caseworkers, who provide face-to-face and complex financial and emotional support for veterans who might be struggling with adjusting to civilian life or need help transitioning into civilian employment.

Executive Director of Marketing, Comuncaitons & Fundrasing at SSAFA, Corinne Pluchino said: “We are very grateful for the support from Cohort plc and are very lucky to have found a partner that shares our values and is committed to supporting our Forces and their families.

Their support will make a huge difference in helping our Armed Forces overcome the unique challenges that they and their families face and will allow us to continue to provide lifelong support for the 55,000 people that we help every year.”
Cohort plc and its subsidiaries, MASS, MCL, SCS and SEA, have a close relationship with the UK Armed Forces, both as key suppliers to the Ministry of Defence and as employers of former serving and current reservist members of the Armed Forces.

Andy Thomis, CEO of Cohort plc, commented: “As active members of the UK defence community, we are delighted to offer our support to SSAFA and the excellent work that it does with current and former servicemen and women.”

Two teams from MASS will be raising funds for SSAFA by participating in the annual Pathfinder March on Saturday 20th June.  The event is a commemoration of the role played by the Pathfinder Force in the Second World War. Participants walk or run a 46 mile circular route taking in the four main airfields used by the Pathfinders from 1943-45 - Wyton, Warboys, Graveley and Oakington. 

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