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, Blackwood and Tewkesbury. Support can range from financial aid, employee volunteerism or other donations of support and resources.
General Dynamics UK focuses its national contributions on supporting several charities and benevolent funds associated with the military:
Electronic Christmas Cards
General Dynamics UK donated the money saved on Christmas cards to support two charities that provide vital support to serving and retired servicemen and women. Our electronic Christmas cards enabled us to contribute £2500 to Combat Stress and £2500 to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.Back to top
Flying high for RNLI
With sponsorship from General Dynamics UK, engineering students from Hastings College were challenged with designing and building a man-powered flying machine. The machine competed in the Worthing International Birdman competition and raised £1,116 for the Hastings Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI).
Walking to success
A team of General Dynamics UK employees from Hastings completed the ‘London Bridges Walk’ to raise money for Kidney Research UK. The walk included the crossing of 11 bridges across the 15 mile circuit and helped raise £2,564, which included a £500 donation from General Dynamics UK.
General Dynamics UK made a donation towards ‘Surviving Christmas’ an organisation based in Hastings, which aims to offer help and hospitality to those most in need over the festive period in 2010. Employees too made donations of nonperishable food, toiletries, toys and small gifts to go into hampers.Back to top
Local Sports Clubs
General Dynamics UK are main grandstand sponsors at The Welfare Ground, the home of Newbridge Rugby Club. The contribution helps provide funding and assistance for the mini’s and juniors club members.
Charity Polo Match – Wales v Great Britain
General Dynamics UK provided support as the main sponsor for the Glanusk International Welsh Polo – Wales v Great Britain charity polo match, in support of the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal.Back to top
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:
Teams of employees across the General Dynamics UK sites actively competed against each other raising £3000 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
Four General Dynamics UK graduates organised a Summer Family Fun Day, as part of their graduate community project, and raised £1500 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.Back to top