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.
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
“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.”
“It was an easy decision for me to sign up the Anthony Nolan register. I would encourage anyone who is able to sign up to be a potential donor, it could save someone’s life.”
“Who knew saving lives could be so quick and easy?”
“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.”
“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.”
Jo ready to run the London Marathon for FDM and Anthony Nolan
Jo receiving her London Marathon medal for Anthony Nolan
Paul Battersby competing in the wolf run for Anthony Nolan and FDM
Walking with The Wounded
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
“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!”
“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”
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.