For the third year, Fujitsu has partnered with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity to provide a memorable Christmas for the women and children living at Gildea House.
SSAFA’s Gildea House is a Stepping Stone Home that provides help and support for women and their children who find themselves estranged, widowed, or have fled the family home due to domestic abuse. Once again Fujitsu colleagues have provided Christmas gifts for all the women and children living at the home.
Fujitsu colleagues were matched with a resident at Gildea House and put together tailored gift boxes which were beautifully wrapped ready to be delivered in time for Christmas. Gifts were also given to all the dedicated staff working at the house and a cheque for £460 of additional donations received by the generous team at Fujitsu.
Fujitsu has been a corporate partner of SSAFA since 2007 and has raised over £465,000 to support service personnel, veterans, and their families. This year, through the pandemic, Fujitsu has worked closely with SSAFA through a number of initiatives, including being the headline sponsor of the 13 Bridges Challenge.
Sam Nowell, SSAFA’s Corporate Partnerships Manager, said:
“We are incredibly grateful to Fujitsu which again has very generously provided Christmas presents to the women and children at Gildea House for the third year running.
“Gildea House is a haven for many women and children from the Armed Forces community. It provides a comfortable, secure, and female-only place to stay for as long as individual’s need to get back on their feet, and on behalf of them – and the whole of SSAFA – I am delighted say a very big ‘thank you’ to Fujitsu’s staff.”
Maxine Ashbrook, Head of Marketing for Defence & National Security, Fujitsu, said:
“We have been overwhelmed with our colleagues’ response to supporting Gildea House at Christmas, and are absolutely delighted to be running this initiative for the third time. This is one of our most popular fundraising activities and working with our partner SSAFA, we hope to provide another memorable Christmas for all those at Gildea House.”