We are delighted to announce that we’ve received a donation of £100,000 from The REME Charity. This is in addition to the £85,000 The REME Charity has already granted us this year.
The Soldiers’ Charity has a strong relationship with The REME Charity, which provides financial and practical assistance to past and present members of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and their dependants. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this partnership has become especially crucial in providing support to the Army community.
Our charity provides substantial funding to the regimental and corps charities, alongside a wide range of delivery organisations that provide much needed support for our Army family. In return, most cap badge charities like The REME Charity provide funding to our charity to support the vital work we do.
Major General (Ret’d) Martin Rutledge, Chief Executive of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, says of the grant: “We are delighted to be awarded this significant donation from The REME Charity and, once again, be the recipients of its unwavering support.
“It is with demonstrations of solidarity like this that we are able to continue operating on a ‘business as usual’ basis throughout the ongoing pandemic; adjust our support according to the needs of the Army family and provide global support to soldiers, veterans and their families. Our wide ranging and substantial grants to many delivery organisations, alongside the provision of support for casework, are made firmly on behalf of the regimental and corps charities so this is real collaboration in action.”
Major General Stephen Andrews, Chairman of Trustees for The REME Charity adds: “In challenging times, The REME Charity stands beside the Army’s national charity in the spirit of comradeship and partnership. We know that ABF The Soldiers’ Charity will swiftly and expertly translate these extra funds into vital practical help where it is needed most. This is what The Soldiers’ Charity – a steadfast friend to the regimental and corps charities, come what may – has always done.”