ISS UK has been presented with the Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Benevolent Fund’s annual Award ceremony held in London.
Throughout their partnership with the Fund, ISS UK Defence, which among other things provides facility services such as catering and retail at several RAF stations, has given more than GBP 40,000 through donations, events and sponsorship. In 2015 alone, the company’s gift in kind value was GBP 15,000.
Last year, ISS partnered with the RAF Benevolent Fund on several projects, most notably the Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Dinner held at RAF Northolt, where ISS was instrumental in the production of the dinner, with their chefs designing a celebratory menu, encouraging almost 100 volunteers who helped with the event that saw more than 400 attendees.
On accepting the award, Nigel Deung, ISS UK Defence’s Managing Director, said:
“When we were awarded our first contract with the RAF, we made a commitment that we wanted to play our part in the wider RAF Family. Since that time, we have been proud to be associated with the RAF Benevolent Fund and the important support they provide.”
The RAF Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity, providing a range of support services for serving and former RAF personnel, their partners and families.
Mike Neville, RAF Benevolent Fund Director of Strategy and Fundraising, said:
“We are extremely proud of our continued partnership with ISS. They have supported us for a number of years through several projects and we are delighted to present them with this year’s award for Corporate Social Responsibility.”
This is the fourth year that the RAF Benevolent Fund has recognised the outstanding contributions by its supporters, personnel on stations and corporate partners who support the charity each year. The awards ceremony, which was sponsored by Lockheed Martin, was held at the Victory Services Club in London.