News Briggs Equipment Help Drive Team Raise £120000 Armed Forces Charity Ssafa

A team supported by engineering services company Briggs Equipment has helped raise £120,000 for Armed Forces charity, SSAFA after taking part in a 3,000 mile charity drive across Europe.

The specialist defence division of the management and equipment supplier was a key sponsor of Rally for Heroes.

Since its inception in 2010, the biennial charity event has raised in excess of £384,000 for British military charities, including Help for Heroes, the Royal British Legion and SSAFA.

Sixty teams set off from HMS Victory in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard on August 5 and were aiming to drive five miles in memory of each person to die while on operations in Afghanistan since 2001.

Throughout the nine-day road trip the teams were accompanied by a specially commissioned shell case bearing the names of those service personnel.

Gary Clements, strategic development director at Briggs Equipment, said: “We’re delighted to show our support for Rally for Heroes. It helps fund the important work carried out by the UK’s military charities which, in turn, makes a real difference to the lives of serving members of the Armed Forces, ex-service personnel and their families.”

The proceeds from this year’s Rally for Heroes go to SSAFA, which was founded in 1885 and provides practical, emotional and financial support to serving Regulars and Reserves and veterans of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.

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