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SSAFA announced as official charity for DSEI 2019

9th July 2018
Alex Lynn

It has been announced by Clarion Defence and Security, that SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, will be the official beneficiary charity for Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019, the defence and security event.

The next edition of DSEI, 10th - 13th September 2019, marks 20 years since the event was established. This notable milestone also reflects the two decades that DSEI has supported SSAFA.

Grant Burgham, DSEI Event Director, said: “Clarion Defence and Security is delighted to continue to support the vital work that SSAFA undertakes in caring for service men and women, veterans and their families. SSAFA holds a prominent position in the history of DSEI and we are proud to continue this collaboration for our twentieth year”.

Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO at SSAFA, explained: “It is a great honour that SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has been chosen again as the partner charity at DSEI, the premier event for Defence and Security capabilities. Two decades of partnership have been vital in helping us promote and raise funds for our continuing work to support serving personnel in the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families when need exists in order to create independence and dignity. On behalf of those we assist, I thank the event and all those who exhibit at it and visit it; SSAFA could not operate without your backing.”

As the DSEI charity partner, SSAFA will co-host the event’s official opening reception on 10th September 2019. The reception draws senior military and government officials from the UK and overseas, as well as many members of industry, providing the charity with unparallelled opportunities to raise awareness of the work it does to a global audience.

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