A campaign to help Britain’s military veterans will see hundreds of employees at Wilkin Chapman take part in fundraising walks in the run-up to Christmas.
Wilkin Chapman is supporting the Christmas campaign being launched by the national charity Walking With The Wounded.
Walking Home For Christmas challenges participants to ‘step out for those who have served’ and organise fundraising walks during this festive season, with money raised donated to veterans in need and their families.
Grimsby-, Lincoln-, Louth-, Horncastle-, Alford- and Doncaster-based Wilkin Chapman is planning a whole host of staff and family ‘step-outs’. The target is to raise £4,725—the amount needed to support one veteran per office, seven in total, to undergo intensive one-to-one mental health care.
The fundraiser comes as Wilkin Chapman has been awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award in recognition of its commitment to serving the country’s serving personnel and veterans.
After gaining a Bronze Award less than a year ago, the firm is delighted to have stepped up to silver so quickly as it looks to further its relationships with, and support for, the military sector.
Partner and military sector lead James Marsden, who is based in Beverley, will be one employee ‘stepping out’ for Christmas and is encouraging every member of the Wilkin Chapman team to take part.
He said: “This is a way of showing our support for those who have put themselves in often life-threatening situations for the nation and its people. There are some veterans, who will have walked in dangerous environments who now need our help, and we can walk in safety to do just that.
“Bringing our teams together in this way will also be a way to unite everyone for a really good cause in the run-up to Christmas. Of course, friends and family are welcome—the more the merrier as we look to reach our fund-raising target.”
Marsden has been instrumental in putting plans and policies in place to support the military and is therefore delighted to see the firm receiving a 2019 Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award, which is presented to organisations that demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces community in a range of areas, including the employment of veterans.