NAVY NEWS, DECEMBER 2011
One charity for the whole of the Naval family Where does your money go?
Each year, we grant out about £5 million. These grants include: paying into your ship, submarine, squadron or RM unit’s welfare fund twice a year. These were the minor grants to
awarded the different
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(Jackspeak: a lengthy conversation that is mostly one-way)
WELCOME to the regular feature of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
Having looked at all the good stories during 2011, I realised that this is not only a chance to reflect on these great activities but to take stock and review my first three months since joining the charity.
And... what a first three months! My first impression has been – what unbelievable willingness there is to support us.
demonstrated day after day, by those who get involved to fundraise for us from everything from John O’Groats to Land’s End bike rides and running marathons to beard shaves and leg waxing.
This willingness is
establishments and ships from late October to November: ■ 3 Cdo Brigade ■ 42 Cdo RM ■ 45 Cdo RM ■ 30 Cdo IX RM ■ FPGRM ■ CTCRM ■ 1 Assault Group RM ■ 539 ASRM ■ Corp Secretariat ■ The five RM Bands ■ CTCRM Band
■ RMR London ■ RM School of Music ■ Cdo Log Reg ■ RFA Cardigan Bay ■ Outdoor Leadership TC ■ Med Div/INM ■ Maritime Reserves ■ BRNC ■ AFCO Preston ■ Heron Volunteer Band ■ HMS Brocklesby
023 9254 8093, Mil: 93832 8093. Payroll giving simply means making a regular donation out of your monthly pay. We’re asking for a minimum of £5 a month; if you can manage more, that’s great. We’ve seen an impressive uptake
Total £54,000 Many of the grants for this period
were given to units that were deployed in Op Herrick in support of families days and homecomings. For further information on grants contact Anne Carr by email at anne. firstname.lastname@example.org
, or by phone
in numbers over the past year of 20 per cent which is fantastic, but we want to keep improving on these figures so that we can keep improving the lives of the men and women of the Naval Service. ■ Our barometer (right) shows the latest payroll giving figures and how far we have come in the past 12 months and what we hope to achieve with your support.
IT’S BEEN a hectic year for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity with fundraising taking place around the country and
around the globe. However you too can play your
part closer to home. The RNRMC Christmas card is now on sale and available to buy online. You can see the main image on the card right, and really it says it all – sailors, smiles and Santa. Sorted.
But my personal favourite – those who walked along the northwest coast of Scotland just to go to a pub, The Old Forge, for a pint – personally I would have needed more than the one... There is also an outstanding willingness by the team here to support everyone and to ensure more and more money is raised, so that more and more grants can be awarded. I have also been amazed at the breadth and variety of grants given out, from climbing walls and refurbishments of a submarine mess to a Summer Ball or Christmas Party. But, of course, I can’t forget the Benevolence aspects of our work and all the support we have provided to charities such as the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund and the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust and the many other recipients from Combat Stress to St Dunstan’s.
Each pack costs just £5.99 for ten cards (plus £1 post and package), and can be bought on the charity’s website at www. rnrmc.org.uk
or from the charity itself, along with several other items that might inspire you for Christmas gifts.
Profits from the sale of all
these items allow the charity to give a better quality of life for serving and former serving Naval and Marines personnel and their families.
Among other highlights of the
past year that we should mention are the Bastion to Blighty medics who took the long way back from Afghanistan.
The team of medics, doctors
and nurses (pictured right) raised over £4,000 for the three main Service charities during the recent Herrick
14 deployment. Over
a six-month period, they used rowing machines, treadmills and static bikes to travel the 19,700- mile equivalent distance home. The challenge was completed
over the course of the six months, with everyone doing a stint of exercise after a demanding full shift at work.
It is all quite amazing. But, it’s not fair that I should sit at my desk planning strategy when I am encouraging all those around me to fundraise. So by the time the next edition of the Navy News is published, I will have completed my own special fundraising activity.
I am not revealing the details, but a fashion catwalk, a paper dress and scissors… may be a clue.
Finally, what will 2012 bring… Well, more events and fundraising activities, a further Payroll Giving competition and a fundraising award. In addition, we’re planning a Naval Service-wide Get Involved campaign (you will have heard of other charities events – the Big Brew Up, the Largest Coffee Morning, among others) so the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity will launch our own version, and the more we all get involved, the more money we raise and… I don’t need to tell you the
Director of Fundraising and Marketing,
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The Royal Navy a
Back in Blighty, down south team
of five from HMS
Collingwood have set themselves the task of raising more than £10,000 for the RNRMC by taking part in a series of marathons, half-marathons and 10km runs (right). Training establishment Collingwood also supports the RNRMC in a number of ways, from
the Collingwood Open
Day, fireworks displays, field gun, cycling and swimming events, and concerts by the Band of the Royal Marines, Collingwood. And heading northwards, the
Beat the Block challenge saw over 70 cyclists from the Aircraft Carrier Alliance race to beat the first completed block of the new Queen Elizabeth class carrier as it was towed from Glasgow to Rosyth (right).
This impressive challenge
garnered a total of £35,000 for the RNRMC. However these are just a few of the highlights of the past year; much more has been happening around the country to raise money for the RNRMC. Take a look at the website,
, for all the different fundraising activity that has taken place. If you have a great fundraising
idea, get in touch with Hilary Jukes: firstname.lastname@example.org
, 023 9254 8155
Dependants – In the event of death-in-service we provide immediate relief in the form of a grant of £12,000 within 48 hours to the dependant identified with the most need. Benevolence – We meet an individual’s need through the funding we give to specific Naval and military charities. Amenities – We support the serving community in three ways: Operational grants – Every six months all operational units receive a grant for the Commanding Officer to use at their discretion for the welfare of their men and women; minor and major grants – We award substantial grants for equipment, facilities, families days and other team building events Sport – Our sports charity funds 39 different Sporting Associations and enables our Olympic and Paralympic athletes to receive world class coaching
What we do
We recognise professional excellence and achievement through the funds we make available Officers.
Prizes and Awards – to Commanding Next month... www.rnrmc.org.uk
IN NEXT month’s edition, you can find out the winners for the payroll giving competition – this is the ship or unit that has had the biggest swell in numbers for payroll giving. We plan to run a feature on RNRMC grants to keep you up to date about how to apply and what happens in the background to each application. We’ll also be telling you the latest grants news.
2011 in focus
The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity is a federation of subsidiary charities each of which has a specifi c focus and is supported by a central team.
CONTACT DETAILS Naval Service Amenity Fund
Naval Service Benevolence Fund
Naval Service Dependants’ Fund
Naval Service Prizes and Awards Fund
Fleet Air Arm Benevolent Trust
Anne Carr Head of Grants
T: 023 9254 8093
Royal Navy Offi cers’ Charity
Cdr Ken Ridley OBE E: email@example.com
T: 020 7402 5231
The Sir Donald Gosling Maritime Reserve Amenity Fund
Lt Adam Wheldon E: firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 023 9262 3570
Plymouth Royal Naval Aid Fund
T: 01752 555277
QARNNS Trust Fund
Capt Inga Kennedy QARNNS E: fleet-meddiv-perspolso1@ mod.uk
T: 023 9262 5343
Naval Medical Compassionate Fund
E: fleet-meddiv-coordso2@ mod.uk
T: 023 9262 5589/5238
Naval Service Sports Charity
Norman Jackson E: email@example.com
T: 023 9259 3790
HRH The Princess Royal PRESIDENT
Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB
Lt Gen Sir Robert Fulton KBE
Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey KCB CBE Sir John Parker FREng
Rear Admiral John Chadwick CB – Chairman
Capt Chris Alcock OBE Mrs Kate Burgess OBE Brig Simon Hill OBE Mrs Claire Hoather Cdre Andrew Jameson WO1 Gary Nicholson Lt Cdr Katharine Rackham Mr David Robinson Cdre Mark Slawson Lady Stanhope
Mr John Thompson MBE BEM
Mr Hugh Twiss
WO1 (RSM) Ally McGill RM Cdr Rosie Wilson OBE
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