Logistics UK Chief Executive raising funds for veterans
Wednesday 17 January 2024
Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, David Wells OBE, will be switching his Tunbridge Wells office for a pavement this spring, by taking part in a Great Tommy Sleep Out event on 14 March. The activity will bring together some of the UK’s most influential business leaders to raise vital funds and awareness for the 6,000 veterans experiencing homeless in the UK. The participants will be sleeping out under a shelter at Fort Amhurst in Kent, and the funds raised will help Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) provide safe, warm housing and ensure everyone has a fair opportunity to gain employment, regardless of health conditions or disability.
David Wells said: “Many veterans struggle with the return to civilian life, which, in some cases, can result in homelessness, and it is vital that efficient support mechanisms are widely accessible. I am therefore extremely proud to be getting together with other business leaders to support RBLI and help change veterans’ lives for the better.
“The logistics sector provides a wealth of opportunities for those who have formerly served - there are currently many veterans employed in the UK logistics industry - and I would urge anybody looking for employment to visit www.generationlogistics.org to find out more about the industry and its potential opportunities. Let’s do everything we can to help change the lives of our Nation’s heroes.”
David’s fundraising page can be found at: www.justgiving.com/page/david-wells-sleep-out
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With decarbonisation, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.