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Vistry Group is launching its new charity partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Established in 1885, SSAFA provides lifelong support to serving men and women, veterans, and their families or dependents.
The partnership into 2024 reflects the synergies that exist between the company and the charity as Vistry Group also has strong ties with serving members and veterans of the Armed Forces.

The company recognises this commitment through being a long-term signatory of The Armed Forces Covenant and retaining the Gold standard. The company became the first major housebuilder to earn the Gold Award from the Ministry of Defence as part of its Employer Recognition Scheme in 2019.

The company will also celebrate Armed Forces Week, with Reserves Day on June 26 and Armed Forces Day on June 29.

Earl Sibley, Vistry chief operating officer, says: “We have a large number of veterans and reservists working in all areas of the company, as well as colleagues who have friends and family who have served or are serving.

“We are looking forward to getting involved throughout the year in a range of fundraising and awareness raising days in aid of SSAFA.”

Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Gregory, SSAFA’s CEO, commented, saying: “SSAFA is immensely proud of the help we provide, in many different ways, to around 60,000 serving members of the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families each year and so we’re honoured and delighted that Vistry Group has chosen SSAFA to be its charity partner for 2024.

“Vistry Group is also a great supporter of the military community, not least by reskilling and employing veterans and reservists; It rightly holds an Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Gold Award, and our values and commitments strongly align.”