Leidos gets behind three local charities in the South West and Oxfordshire
Leidos is pleased to be teaming up with three charities in the South West and Oxfordshire throughout 2022, all of which are local to the company’s logistics offices.
From our Bristol and Bicester offices, Leidos operates the Logistics Commodities and Services Transformation (LCST) programme for the Ministry of Defence. This 13-year, £6.7 billion contract was awarded in 2015, with the primary focus on enhancing a core part of the UK’s Defence supply chain through digital transformation.
One of our commitments as a company is to offer support to projects that improve the lives of residents. Leidos has made donations to the below charities, and the staff will be looking to take on volunteering work as the company strives to support local communities, many of which have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and resulting lockdowns.
Bristol Women’s Voice
Bristol Women’s Voice (BWV) is a powerful voice for women making women’s equality in Bristol a reality.
BWV works to empower women in local communities and strives to ensure the voices of women and girls in Bristol are heard by decision-makers so that actions are taken that make a real difference in women’s lives.
BWV works closely with independent women’s groups and organisations in Bristol to support partnership working.
The mission of Assisted Reading for Children (ARCh) is to impart a love of reading to disadvantaged children in Oxfordshire, enhancing their lives and improving their life chances.
Oxfordshire has almost 16,000 children living in poverty; 10 of its wards are listed in the top 25% most disadvantaged nationally.
inHope is a Bristol-based charity working in partnership with individuals, churches, community groups and companies to deliver the life-impacting work with homeless and vulnerable clients.
inHope helps people overcome insecurities such as homelessness, hunger, addiction and poor mental health, often caused by injustices such as insufficient housing, limited access to food, poor employment, discrimination and abuse.
Clark LeMasters, vice president Logistics Division and managing director LCST, said: “We want to show our support for the communities where our employees live and work, and these charities have been chosen because they are very close to the hearts of our people.
“These charities are addressing a diverse range of issues from domestic abuse, poverty and homelessness to illness and loneliness. Yet what all they have in common is that they are making a real difference in the local community and improving the lives of its residents. We look forward to building on our relationship with each of these charities throughout 2022.”