Leonardo is a long-time supporter of 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 serving personnel and veterans.
This sporting activity rebuilds their self-confidence and competitive spirit, through snowsport activities.
As part of this support, the company 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.
As part of its ongoing charitable commitment to AFPST, Leonardo is organising 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.
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.