28 October 2015
WYG volunteers will once again take to the streets to help raise money for Poppy Appeal 2015 in London on 29 October, Manchester on 4 November and Leeds on 5 November. Dozens of employees at WYG have pledged their time “to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living” as the work undertaken by The Royal British Legion resonates with both their personal and professional lives.
Andrew Fortherby, Director, WYG, says: “Every year, there is an overwhelming response from WYG employees to lend their time in recognition of the incredible work of the Royal British Legion. Some of our employees are ex-Armed Forces and the company has a long-standing history of working alongside the military. We have been working with service personnel in very difficult conditions, supporting the rebuild of local communities in conflict affected countries.”
Much of WYG’s work is also focused on making a positive impact on the living and working conditions, and welfare of service personnel and their families.
In March this year, WYG was appointed to manage the construction of 1,200 new homes for services families as part of The Salisbury Plain Training Area Masperplan.
The company has been involved in international projects to facilitate stability, socio-economic development and reconstruction in areas affected by conflicts. It employs service personnel who bring skills and values that are instrumental to the organisation’s success. WYG also aims to make a difference by providing work placements to service personnel returning to civilian life and offering business mentoring to the Royal British Legion Charity.
Other WYG offices throughout the UK will organise their own fundraising events throughout the week from 29 October until 6 November.
For more information about the Poppy Appeal visit the Royal British Legion's website: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/
Watch WYG volunteers and Armed Forces raising money during this year's Poppy Appeal, with the help of a few celebrities: