Your organisation, large or small, can have a huge impact on the lives of our veterans.
By partnering with The Poppy Factory, employees can not only benefit from team building and profile raising but know they are contributing to supporting our amazing veterans back into work every day.
Having a partnership with The Poppy Factory is more than just a business transaction, we will welcome you into our Team Poppy Factory family. There are opportunities for your teams to volunteer here at the factory making poppies, as well as giving your expertise to veterans looking for work across the UK.
The funds that you raise through fundraising and donations will all go towards supporting more veterans with mental and physical health conditions back into employment.
Our partnerships are always mutually beneficial. When you partner with The Poppy Factory, you are linking with a unique and well-established charity that has been helping men and women for almost a century. Our communications team will work with yours to ensure we can create some exciting PR opportunities to highlight our work together.
Partnering with us is also a positive step in fulfilling your duties under the Armed Forces Covenant. Those who have signed up have committed to supporting the Armed Forces community and we can help you achieve those goals.
Dale served for nine years as a Drummer in the Welsh Guards. He was severely injured after driving over an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. In the years after he was discharged, Dale and his family went through a very difficult time. That’s when Dale found The Poppy Factory. Support from Natalie meant Dale was able to get the training and qualifications he needed to start a new life as an HGV driver.
“Growing up, I always loved cars, so after leaving school I studied mechanics at college. Then I applied for the Army and served for nine years in the Welsh Guards. “I drove over an IED in Afghanistan in 2009. I suffered serious head injuries and broke my spine in three places, and my left leg was amputated. I went through rehabilitation for two and a half years and was finally discharged in 2013.
“It was a very difficult time but my wife and three boys kept me going. Then I started talking to Natalie at The Poppy Factory. I told her I wanted to work with vehicles, maybe driving, but I wasn’t sure if that would be possible.
“The Poppy Factory secured funding for me to complete a Certificate of Professional Competence. I needed a Class 1 driving licence, so Natalie found a training provider and applied for funding. “Within a week of getting my licence, Natalie introduced me to Jeff, who showed me around John Raymond Transport (part of the Nolan Group). I couldn’t have been happier to be offered a job.”