Giving back

Our Charity Partners

FDM strongly values giving back to our community. Working together towards a philanthropic cause helps to give perspective and unity to us as an organisation. We participate in a number of charity events, campaigns and initiatives every year at both at the regional and international level.

We are particularly proud to support our UK charity partners Anthony Nolan and Walking with the Wounded; helping to raise awareness and fundraise for causes that align with our initiatives.

Anthony Nolan

anthony nolan charity logo

FDM and Anthony Nolan’s partnership works to save the lives of people with blood cancer by matching volunteer donors to those in desperate need of a stem cell transplant. Our aim is to increase and diversify the Anthony Nolan register by raising awareness and encouraging our employees to join, hopefully leading to a lifesaving match. You can read more about our unique partnership in our blog here.

“We are delighted that Anthony Nolan has been chosen as FDM Group’s charity partner. By working together to add much-needed diversity to the register we will improve the chance of everyone finding the match they need. Together, we hope to give more people with blood cancer and blood disorders a second chance of life.”

– Henny Braund, CEO from Anthony Nolan

Paul Battersby competing in the wolf run for Anthony Nolan and FDM
Jo receiving her London Marathon medal for Anthony Nolan
Jo ready to run the London Marathon for FDM and Anthony Nolan
three male f.d.m. colleagues holding anthony nolan branded cupcakes for a charity event
“Anthony Nolan have done so much to help people with blood disorders. And I was more than happy to do my part in the global transplant community. When you realise how drastic an effect such a small act can have on someone else’s life, it really helps you put things into perspective.” Tolani Ogunlaiye
f.d.m. colleagues Charles Hunte sat at a desk swabbing his mouth as part of a charity event
“Given the opportunity I was so happy to be able to do something so simple that could make a huge difference in someone in need’s life.” Charles Hunte
the f.d.m. netball team posing in Anthony Nolan charity t-shirts
an f.d.m. colleague giving a presentation about the work the charity Anthony Nolan does
“Who knew saving lives could be so quick and easy?” Amer Elharith
f.d.m. colleague Josephine Southwell Sander wearing an Anthony Nolan charity t-shirt
Jo ready to run the London Marathon for FDM and Anthony Nolan
an f.d.m colleague posing with a mouth swab for a charity event
“I was more than happy to help a cause that could affect anyone of us, at any point in our lives. I hope the partnership encourages others to do the same.” Sofia Smith
two male f.d.m. colleagues wearing anthony nolan charity t-shirts
f.d.m. colleagues standing with their backs to the camera and wearing Anthony Nolan t-shirts with the slogan Saving the Lives of People with Blood Cancer

Walking with The Wounded

a group shot of f.d.m. employees waving at the finish line of a Walking with the Wounded charity race

Walking with the Wounded offers assistance to service leavers who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assists them in maintaining their independence outside of the military. FDM sponsors and takes part in numerous fundraising events throughout the year including Walking with the Wounded’s annual Cumbrian Challenge and Walking Home For Christmas.

“FDM have shown their continued commitment to the Armed Forces covenant and their work with ex forces by turning up in numbers at our Cumbrian Challenge each year with bag loads of enthusiasm and good cheer. Their ongoing commitment has raised more than £30k to date to support the men and women for whom transition out of the military is not easy and who struggle with mental health issues, become unemployed, homeless or caught up in police custody.”
– Ed Parker, Founder Walking With The Wounded

four f.d.m. colleages posing with a large cardboard Walking with the Wounded instagram frame cutout
fdm colleagues on a charity hike for Walking with the Wounded
f.d.m. colleagues hiking up a steep grassy hill for a walking with the wounded charity race
f.d.m. colleagues posing for a group selfie during the walking with the wounded charity walk
f.d.m colleagues crossing a bridge over a river during a walking with the wounded charity race
f.d.m. colleagues posing for a selfie on a grassy, rock-strewn hillside
“The Cumbrian Challenge – what a singularly great event. Well organised, a real challenge and such good fun, all achieved to the backdrop of supporting a very worthwhile cause – what could be better and to top it all, despite my old knees, the younger members of our team dragged me round and we won the Peak Route Challenge – hurrah”

Stewart Sharman

“The Cumbrian challenge is a fantastic experience in such a beautiful place and most importantly it helps support an amazing cause. 2018 was my second challenge and I would recommend it to anyone! It’s not easy by all means, but with your team around you every step of the way it’s such a proud feeling crossing that finish line. A tip for someone who’s thinking of taking part, definitely go for it but be sure to invest in a good pair of walking boots!”

Jo Southwell-Sander

If you would like to know more about the work we do with charities, or if you’re interested in forming a partnership with us please get in touch.