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TEKsystems Digital Wins Tug of War Tournament in Support of Wounded Veterans

TEKsystems Digital participates in a tug of war tournament to raise money for chosen charity, Supporting Wounded Veterans.

20 July 2018 | By Lara Doyle

two teams play tug-of-war

Supporting Wounded Veterans is a UK-based charity that supports wounded campaign soldiers, including those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. These veterans are battling with both physical and mental injuries that have proved life-changing.

Supporting Wounded Veterans helps them rebuild their futures through a unique, specially designed, ski-based development programme "Skihabilitation" that enables them to regain their confidence and embark on a new path to fitness and wellbeing. This is followed with a mentoring and job-finding programme that supports veterans to retrain and find employment. The ultimate goal is to help veterans reintegrate into society, ensuring long-term stability for themselves and their families.

TEKsystems Digital chose to support the charity because of the positive impact it has had on people close to their team.

The team took the field against strong competition from the charity’s other sponsors including HSBC, M&G Investments, Ruffer LLP, KPMG and even the Canary Wharf Security team. Some of the teams were much bigger than TEKsystems Digital, but thanks to their teamwork and play-to-win attitude, they emerged as the unbeaten champions of the day.

Chelsea Karaolis – Senior Consultant at TEKsystems Digital – said, “The charity has helped me and my family following my brother's life-threatening brain injury and army discharge in 2011.

“The charity helped to rebuild my brother's confidence and enabled him to start his own motivational speaking and wellbeing company.

“Without the charity I'm not sure what position my brother would be in, and I can't even begin to explain how thankful I am for their help.”

Supporting Wounded Veterans is a TEKsystems Digital chosen charity, and they will continue to support its work throughout their 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility programme for the rest of the year.