On a cool March evening this year, Lancaster House saw a return of what is becoming an annual fixture in the City calendar – the City Veterans Military Charity Dinner.
The City Veterans, a non-profit Community Interest Company, was set up in 2014 by ex-military employees of domestic & US banks, consultancies and law firms to improve the transition of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines into the workplace and coordinate fundraising for military charities.
The dinner is just one event that raises funds for military charities. On the evening, over 240 people attended to support a silent auction that featured Hurricane Fighter plane flights, SAS survival schools and ceremonial swords and raised over £100,000 for the Forces Employment Charity, this year’s chosen beneficiary.
Alistair Halliday, Chief Executive of the Forces Employment Charity, said…
“As the leading employment charity for our Armed Forces Community, we are privileged to be able to deliver the services needed to ensure veterans and their families succeed throughout their working lives. We are humbled to be chosen as the charity for this year’s City Veterans Military Charity Dinner.”
City Veterans is now an established CIC (a non-profit Community Interest Company) and runs recruiting and fundraising events with its members, supporting over a dozen different charities and raising material funds for much needed causes. They work in partnership with Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) in the United States, the Military in Law Network (MILNet). Read more about their work online.
The Forces Employment Charity provides life-long, life-changing support, job opportunities and training to Service leavers, reservists, veterans and their families, irrespective of circumstances, rank, length of service or reason for leaving. We provide specialist employment support to enable members of the Armed Forces Community to maximise their job potential, unemployed veterans and their families to access work and, for some of the most vulnerable to get the support they need to achieve stability in their lives and are seen as natural partners for City Veterans.