Award-winning professional services firm, WYG, has become an official supporter of Invictus UK. Its support will help Team UK competitors on their journey to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 via the Invictus UK Trials, which will run from 22-26th July in Sheffield.
The Trials will be the largest gathering of UK military wounded adaptive sports competitors. This year 475 competitors are due to take part.
Douglas McCormick, WYG Chief Executive Officer, commented: “It is an honour to be officially supporting Invictus UK. Competing to be a part of Team UK at the Invictus Games will be a life-changing experience for those who compete, all of whom have given so much in the service of our country.
“At WYG, we have a long tradition of supporting the UK Armed Forces through our people and projects, this has been recognised through our MOD Gold Award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. Our collaborative approach of working with clients has a strong affinity with the work of Invictus UK, which supports not only competitors but also their friends and families who are such a vital part of the recovery journey; before, during and after the Invictus Games experience.”
Martin Colclough, Chef de Mission of Team UK for Invictus UK, and National Head of Sports Recovery at Help for Heroes, commented: “We’re pleased to welcome WYG on board as an official supporter of Invictus UK. WYG share our desire to support the long-term needs of those who have put their lives on the line for us and we look forward to an ongoing relationship supporting Team UK competitors and their families.”
The vital and valuable contribution that family and friends make in supporting the recovery of our wounded, injured or sick service personnel and veterans is a key focus for WYG and Invictus UK.
Invictus UK, a partnership of Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion, is responsible for selecting and preparing Team UK for both the Invictus UK Trials in Sheffield 2019 and the Invictus Games The Hague 2020.
WYG’s commitment will run for three years and see WYG supporting Invictus UK from the Trials in Sheffield in July 2019, through to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 and beyond. The fifth edition of the Invictus Games is due to be held from 9-16 May 2020 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Friday 28 June 2019The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) has awarded £300,000 towards staging the Invictus UK Trials Sheffield 2019.