Team Ethos / Team Army is delighted to announce that Microsoft will be supporting us on our joint mission to create wellbeing through sport and physical activity for our armed forces personnel.
As part of its sponsorship, Microsoft will be supporting the Women in Defence movement, Capt Preet Chandi (Polar Preet) on her epic journey to the South Pole, as well as a range of other armed forces sports. Microsoft will also support our ‘good causes’ fund which offers grants to groups and communities wishing to undertake challenging, adventurous activities which will help to improve health, wellbeing and recovery in armed forces personnel, including Wounded In Service veterans.
Maj Gen Lamont Kirkland, CEO Team Ethos/Team Army stated: ‘We are extremely pleased to welcome Microsoft as our newest Gold member. This is a company that truly lives up to its core values and our partnership will deliver significant benefit for the armed forces community. Together, we will help the best to get better.’
Greg Wilson, National Technology Officer (National Security) Microsoft UK said: ‘Microsoft UK has a longstanding and strong relationship with the UK’s Armed Forces. We are delighted to support Team Ethos in helping improve the health, wellbeing and recovery of the armed forces community through sport, challenge and adventure.’
We are extremely pleased to welcome Microsoft as our newest Gold member. This is a company that truly lives up to its core values and our partnership will deliver significant benefit for the armed forces community. Together, we will help the best to get better.
ABOUT TEAM ETHOS / TEAM ARMY
Team Ethos and Team Army are co-brands of an MoD endorsed programme which helps to fund sport, challenge and adventure in the armed forces community in order to improve health, wellbeing and recovery. We help the best get better.
Sport, challenge and adventure are critical to the morale, motivation and wellbeing of our forces, yet taking part is often expensive and in some cases, beyond the means of our personnel. We conduct fundraising, attract sponsorship and make financial grants to make these activities more accessible. We also increase the opportunity for those who are wounded, injured or sick to take part in sports and activities which enhance their recovery journey. The programme helps defence suppliers raise profile and brand awareness as well as demonstrating social responsibility by visibly giving back to the armed forces community.
The programme is operated by Ethos Fundraising Ltd in collaboration with Team Army Sports Foundation. The brands Team Ethos and Team Army are interchangeable and applicable within the armed forces as appropriate. Since our launch in 2011, we have donated over £8m to the armed forces community.
THE BOUNCEBACK FUND
The Team Army Sports Foundation, in association with Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (Ultra), recently created the COVID Bounceback Fund to help armed forces groups and communities recover from the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.
The trustees will award grants to support activities which create the opportunity to improve mental and physical wellbeing in armed forces personnel, including WIS veterans, through sport, challenge or adventure during 2021 or 2022.
Visit Covid Bounceback Fund for further information.