The Waves Team have yet again donned their trainers to raise money for SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity, an organisation very close to our hearts. Every year, since Waves was incorporated in 2012, employees have undertaken an arduous event to raise money for a military charity. This year the event was opened up to anyone else who wished to join us and we were delighted to have 20 here with us. Waves is a huge advocate of The Armed Forces family and our employees are entirely made up of veterans, Reservists and spouses. Having been awarded a Gold Defence Employer Recognition Scheme award by the Duke of Cambridge last year, Waves is keen to maintain its support to a charity so close to our workforce and ethos. Managing Director Lou Whiting says,
"Now in our second year of the Waves 100km event, the scenery still is breathtaking both at day and during the hours of darkness! This year it was fantastic to welcome our guests and next year we hope to achieve a total of 100 people participating. Supporting charities and completing challenges are very much part of Waves ethos."
SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force, and their families since 1885. This includes both regulars and reserves. Every year their staff and team of volunteers help more than 60,000 people, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in Afghanistan and Syria.
James Grant, Head of Corporate and Events at SSAFA, offered his support,
"SSAFA is happy that Waves Training Solutions are once again organising their Waves 100 charity walk in aid of SSAFA. This event will raise important funds for the charity and assist with providing vital support for members of the Forces, past and present and their families. From helping veterans who are coming to terms with life changing injuries or supporting families who have lost a loved one in battle, SSAFA works tirelessly to provide help and support for all members of the military family. We are grateful to the Waves team for thinking of us and are looking forward to a successful walk."