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SSAFA beneficiary

Clarion Defence and Security announces that SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, will be the official beneficiary charity for the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019, the defence and security event. The next edition of DSEI (running from September 10 to 13, 2019) marks 20 years since the event was established.

Grant Burgham, DSEI Event Director, said: “Clarion Defence and Security is delighted to continue to support the vital work that SSAFA undertakes in caring for service men and women, veterans and their families. SSAFA holds a prominent position in the history of DSEI and we are proud to continue this collaboration for our 20th year.”

Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO at SSAFA, said: “It is a great honour that SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has been chosen again as the partner charity at DSEI, the premier event for Defence and Security capabilities. Two decades of partnership have been vital in helping us promote and raise funds for our continuing work to support serving personnel in the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families when need exists in order to create independence and dignity. On behalf of those we assist, I thank the event and all those who exhibit at it and visit it; SSAFA could not operate without your backing.”

As the DSEI charity partner, SSAFA will co-host the event’s official opening reception on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The reception draws senior military and government officials from the UK and overseas, as well as many members of industry, providing the charity with opportunities to raise awareness of the work it does to a global audience. To organise a meeting with SSAFA during the show, or to find out more about how you can support the charity, please email James Grant on



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