In April 2016 A+E Networks and HISTORY announced it was forming a global partnership with veterans’ volunteer charity Team Rubicon, building on the successful four-year collaboration between A+E and the US arm of the charity.
The global roll-out kicked off with a partnership between Team Rubicon UK and HISTORY in the United Kingdom. The initiative supports the charity whose mission is to unite the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, to rapidly deploy emergency response teams to disaster zones.
HISTORY will use the power of its on-air, online and social communities to help raise awareness and support Team Rubicon’s mission as the charity expands its work around the world.
Managing Director of A+E Networks UK Dean Possenniskie said: “With their network of skilled problem-solvers who combine grit with planning and the latest technology to help repair communities, they are natural partners for the HISTORY brand. We are immensely proud to be affiliated with this group of selfless, competent, passionate individuals. We look forward to helping them to raise awareness, grow their volunteer base, and raise money for their ongoing operations.”
In November 2016, staff at A+E Networks’ London office raised £17,000 for Team Rubicon UK through a sponsored cycle race – on exercise bikes!