Charities

General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited takes its corporate responsibilities very seriously. We take responsibility for our business activities and actively contribute to the communities in which we operate.

General Dynamics UK contributes on a national level to those charities aligned with our business activities, supporting those associated with the forces and the military. On a local level, we focus on the needs of the local communities in which we operate, including Hastings and Oakdale, South Wales. Support can range from financial aid, employee volunteerism or other donations of support and resources.

Supporting our heroes

General Dynamics UK focuses its national contributions on supporting several charities and benevolent funds associated with the military:

We support ABF The Soldiers' CharityWe support Combat Stress

We support Help For HeroesWe support the RAF Benevolent FundWe support SSAFA Forces Help

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Charitable activities in Wales

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Employees making a difference

A large proportion of charitable contribution stems from employee initiatives. Past events have included charity music gigs, dance shows, skydives, abseils and amateur dramatics events. The most recent activities include:

Movember

Employees - MovemberTeams of employees across the General Dynamics UK sites actively competed against each other raising £3,000 and awareness for prostate cancer by taking part in an event called Movember where they grow a moustache for the entirety of November.

Graduate Scheme community projects

Wales - Ty HafanFour General Dynamics UK graduates organised a Summer Family Fun Day, as part of their graduate community project, and raised £1,500 for Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice in South Wales.  The hospice provides comfort, care and support for life-limited children and young people, and improving the quality of life for the whole family.

National Blood Service

Another initiative that exists across all our sites is support of the National Blood Service, who regularly visit to take donations from willing employees. 

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