SSAFA – Openreach’s chosen
SSAFA, the Armed forces charity (formerly the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen
and Families Association) is a national military charity that has been
providing financial, practical and emotional support to our Armed Forces and
their families for over 130 years. Like Openreach, SSAFA plays a key role
in connecting communities.
All over the world people are
supporting SSAFA in various ways, from volunteering their time to make a big difference in the lives of people who have served, or are currently serving, to organising challenging fundraising events within their community to raise money for the Armed Forces community.
Their generosity and contributions
enable SSAFA to continue to provide life changing services for those who have
ever served. Our people raised over £24,000 in the first year of the partnership and we look forward to many more years working together successfully.
Every year around 20,000 servicemen and women leave the services and return to civilian life. We're proud to have recruited over 2,000 ex-service personnel over the last few years, giving us a very tangible connection to the work of SSAFA.