ESS Team Raises £18,000 For Military Charities

18 December 2023

ESS Defence colleagues in the Wales & West Midlands region recently completed a range of challenges and activities to raise £18,000 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

ESS team members, friends and family teamed up with our customers and clients for a variety of fundraising events including white water rafting, a military fitness challenge, bake offs, a football match, a half marathon, breakfast buffet, site family days, a team walk up Mount Snowdon and even sponsored head shaves and a beard dyeing!

As well as raising funds for two organisations that do great work to support our military customers and their families, the team had great fun and enjoyed some memorable moments along the way!

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s national charity for soldiers, former soldiers and their families.

The RAF Benevolent Fund is the RAF's leading welfare charity for all serving and former members of the RAF and their families.

Gabbi Walker, Relationship and Contract Governance Manager, who oversees the region’s fundraising activities, commented:

“My Wales & West Midlands colleagues have amazed me throughout our recent fundraising drive – the different things they came up with and the challenges they completed to raise money have been wonderful! Thank you to everyone who supported, with special shout outs to DMS Whittington for winning the best activities, MOD Stafford for most money raised and Sally Ferguson on her Be a Star nomination for her relentless fundraising activities. Watch this space for what comes next!”

Sharon Baker, ESS Business Director for the Wales & West Midlands region, added:

“I’m incredibly proud of the team for their commitment to this initiative. We are delighted with the amount of money raised to help two charities that do so much for our customers and their communities. It was great to see our people getting involved in so many different ways, from walking up Snowdon to jumping out of a plane or spending the week with a beard dyed pink! Thanks to everyone for their enthusiasm!”