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 and Merthyr Tydfil, 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:
Charitable activities in Hastings
Supporting the Annual Hastings Beatles Day
General Dynamics UK is a regular contributor to the annual Hastings Beatles Day. The 2016 event raised more than £25,000 for MacMillan Cancer. Since it began in 2000, the Beatles Day has raised more than £160,000, which has gone towards helping people who are living with cancer in Sussex.
Continuing support for St Michael’s Hospice
General Dynamics UK employees based in Hastings regularly raise money for St Michael’s Hospice. In 2016, General Dynamics UK will sponsor the Hospice’ Christmas Market.
employees making a difference
General Dynamics UK’s employees regularly participate in different events to raise money for their chosen charities, including:
- Running the Cardiff Half Marathon to raise funds for both the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue and St. David’s Hospice
- Participating in the Cateran Yomp, a 54 mile hike across the Catering trail in Scotland, in under 24 hours to raise money for ABF The Soldiers Charity
- Running to London and Edinburgh Marathons to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer
- Cycling 330 miles from London to Paris to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund
Charitable activities in Wales
Supporting Disability Sports Wales
General Dynamics UK has partnered with Disability Sports Wales and has become its official National Academy partner, where we support the development of a close relationship with the athletes and General Dynamics UK. We follow them on their journeys through major games and championships. The support will provide additional resource to ensure that the next generations of Welsh athletes receive the services they need to achieve their full potential.
Supporting Caerleon RFC Fun Day
General Dynamics UK was the proud sponsor of the 2016 Caerleon RFC Fun Day, held in May 2016, which raised funds for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity that supports the children of men and women killed while serving in the British Armed Forces. The event was attended by more than 10,000 people, and included an exhibition match between Caerleon RFC and a Select Armed Forces XV.
General Dynamics UK is also sponsoring the Fun Day in May 2017.