Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team

In 2020, Leonardo is celebrating a decade of partnership and support to the UK’s Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST), which plays a powerful role in the recovery, transformation and personal freedom of wounded, injured and sick military personnel and veterans.

This snowsport activity rebuilds their self-confidence and competitive spirit, through alpine skiing, snowboarding and Nordic/Biathlon cross-country skiing, providing a winter sports development pathway for disabled athletes to regain their spirit of challenge and competition.

As part of this support, Leonardo encourages staff from across its UK sites to take inspiration from the AFPST's extraordinary athletes and embrace the 'Spirit of Challenge', taking on their own personal challenge by selecting a sport or activity to help raise funds for this highly effective rehabilitation sports programme.

Through money raised by the company, AFPST athletes had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Hartford Ski Spectacular event in Breckenridge, Colorado, in December 2019, highlights of which can be seen in the video below.

The World in a Week

In September 2020, Leonardo UK employees, families and supporters came together for ‘The World in a Week’ challenge, which saw them aiming to collectively circumnavigate the globe, a total of 40,075km, over the course of one week.

The World in a Week

AFPST Ride of Steel

AFPST Ride of Steel

As part of its ongoing charitable commitment to AFPST, Leonardo organised the Ride of Steel from 19-22 July 2019, with staff cycling from their respective site to converge in Sheffield, ahead of the UK Invictus Trials opening ceremony.

AFPST Spirit of Challenge

During 2017, staff from across our UK sites took on various personal challenges by selecting a sport or activity to help raise funds for the highly effective AFPST rehabilitation sports programme.

AFPST Spirit of Challenge

Ride of Thrones

Ride of Thrones

In September 2014, Leonardo (as Selex ES) organised the 'Ride of Thrones', raising £40,000 for the Combined Services Disabled Ski Team (now AFPST) thanks to a team of riders cycling 450 miles from Edinburgh Castle to the Tower of London.

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