Aramark Defence Services has entered into a five-year partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity which provides lifelong support to those who are serving or have ever served in the British Army, the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and the Royal Air force – and their families too. ADS has pledged to raise £250,000 during their five year partnership with SSAFA through an exciting calendar of fund raising activities.

Beginning their vital work in 1885, this makes SSAFA the oldest tri-service, military charity running in the UK. Nearly 6,000 volunteers across the UK lie at the heart of SSAFA’s work with the Armed Forces family.  SSAFA’s network of 91 branches and 68 committees on military sites provide practical, emotional and financial support to those that need our help across 12 countries worldwide including the UK, Germany, Cyprus and the Falklands.

This year alone, staff and teams of volunteers have helped over 73,000 people – from World War Two veterans to those involved in more recent conflicts and their families.

If you would like to make a donation to this very worthwhile charity, you can do so on line at:

Quote from SSAFA Controller, Sir Andrew Gregory Lieutenant-General  KBE, CB:

“We are delighted that Side by Side is now partnering with SSAFA, the Armed force’s charity, helping us to be there for the servicemen and women, veterans and their families who find themselves in need. As the oldest, tri-service military charity, we are proud to be delivering and adapting our tailored support to all those who make up the Armed Forces family. This new partnership means we can provide continue providing practical, emotional and financial assistance and making a real difference to those who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country.”