Corps Security is celebrating its relationship with the Armed Services by raising money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, during Armed Forces Week.
Taking place from Monday 21st June to Saturday 26th June, Armed Forces Week is a chance to demonstrate support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.
Corps has always had strong relationship with the Armed Forces ever since the organisation was created in 1859. In our origins, Corps provided employment for service men returning from the Crimean War. To this day, former service personnel still make up a large percentage of the Corps Security team. We have the upmost respect for our military and the brave people who serve our country, Armed Forces Week is our chance to show support.
Activities Corps Security is organising throughout Armed Forces Week include:
- 13 Bridges Walk:
After a successful virtual alternative last year, we couldn’t be happier to welcome back the 13 Bridges walk across London. This time, participants can take part physically in London, or virtually, depending on their choosing and circumstance. It is a 10 mile walk that is suitable for all fitness levels and ages, starting at Tower Bridge and finishing at Eel Brook Common after the last bridge, Battersea Bridge, is crossed. All donations and proceeds will go to SSAFA to support our military. Stay tuned to our social media platforms to see our team in action.
- Reserves Day:
Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing civilian life with a military career. The Reserve Forces make up approximately one sixth of our Armed Forces personnel and as such are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas. At Corps Security, many of our team are members of the Reserve Forces including our very own regional director John Ford, who recently mobilised into regular service for 10 months with the RAF Police. On reserves Day, our Reservists will come out of the shadows and wear their military uniforms with pride. Tune into our social media accounts for regular pictures and to provide support to our Reservists.
- The SSAFA Salute:
Throughout the week, the front-line teams on site will be taking selfies of themselves saluting the Armed Forces to celebrate Armed Forces Week. These special moments will be captured and shared on our social media platforms.
Follow Corps’ social channels for updates and images of these and other activities. Please support SSAFA by donating here.