Interserve Press Office | Jan 14, 2020
A member of the Armed Forces together with Interserve Genie Knevitt (left) and Jason Richards at Waterloo Station raising cash for the Poppy Appeal.
Interserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment services group, has been praised by The Royal British Legion for raising £63,000 during the Poppy Appeal.
Colleagues from across the company joined over 2000 members of the British military, veterans and volunteers to sell merchandise and collect donations at London Waterloo station throughout London Poppy Day on Thursday 31st October.
The company’s team included many former service men and women who supported The Royal British Legion as they aimed to raise a total of £51million from the Poppy Appeal 2019.
Interserve has supported the UK Armed Forces through facilities management (FM), infrastructure services and equipment services for more than 25 years. The company provides best-in-class FM services to more than 120 sites across the UK’s global military estate including the Falkland Islands, Ascension Island, Gibraltar and Cyprus.
Jenny Sheriff, Head of Community Fundraising for the Royal British Legion, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff members at Interserve who supported London Poppy Day 2019. The annual fundraising day for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is the largest street collection in the UK and we are incredibly grateful for the support and involvement of organisations such as Interserve.”
Proceeds raised are used to provide life-long support to serving and ex-serving members of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependents through hardships, injuries and bereavements.
Brian Talbot, Managing Director for Defence and Central Government at Interserve, said: “This is the fifth consecutive year we have supported the National Poppy Appeal in this way. The Royal British Legion is a charity close to Interserve’s heart.”
“Many of our employees are ex-servicemen and women, and the company has a strong partnership with the military providing facilities services at major defence organisations including the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.”
“The response from our employees and the generosity from the public this year has been outstanding. Thank you to everyone who gave their time and to those who donated to the charity.”
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Interserve Group Limited is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and have consolidated revenues of £2.9bn and a workforce of circa 60,500 people worldwide.
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