With the office Christmas party likely to be online-only this year, companies are urged to use any savings to help change the lives of some of the most isolated in our community.
The Poppy Factory has supported more than 150 veterans with health conditions into work across England and Wales since the pandemic began. Now it is asking firms to pledge their party funds towards employment support for many more veterans in 2021.
Feel less full, more fulfilled
Teams of workers who want to feel fulfilled – not just full – this festive season can visit poppyfactory.org/christmasparty to make a donation. They can also read about some of the ex-Forces men and women who have transformed their own lives this year.
The Poppy Factory’s expertise is in helping the most vulnerable veterans. Christmas is often a particularly tough time. Four in five report a mental health condition and many face complex challenges such as social isolation, homelessness and a feeling of being at rock bottom.
Employability Consultants from the charity provide one to one support throughout their journey into employment, no matter what challenges they face.
Deirdre Mills, Chief Executive of The Poppy Factory, said:
“Although Christmas get-togethers are off the table for most of us, your team can still celebrate by pledging party funds to support veterans with health conditions.
“Every one of us is looking forward to a better year in 2021. With the right support, even the most isolated in our community can overcome complex challenges and change their lives through meaningful and sustained employment.”
Get involved at poppyfactory.org/christmasparty
More you might like
- Find out about our employment support service
- Read more inspiring stories of veterans we’ve supported
- See how we’re combining employment and housing support for veterans