Real-life stories of our impact and the people we’ve helped to support
Earlier this year Lieutenant Colonel Joe Winch summited Denali in Alaska, the highest mountain in North America, a milestone in his recovery from acute complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In his ten year military career, he had witnessed the death of between 40 to 50 close friends during two consecutive tours of Afghanistan.
The lifelong support we provide for every member of the Naval Service and their families means that we are there in the best of times and through the toughest of times.
In 2018 we worked with the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans to enable an opportunity for 120 Second World War veterans to pay their respects and return to the Normandy beaches which formed the backdrop to Operation Neptune – more commonly known as D-Day – the largest seaborne invasion in history.
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity continues to provide revenue funding so that Royal Navy and Royal Marine veterans in Scotland can benefit from the best care and support from our specialist charity partner Erskine.
Leaving the Royal Navy or Royal Marines and re-entering the civilian world after a career in the military can be a daunting process for many.
In 2018, we were able to award a significant grant of close to £100000, to the relationship support charity, Relate. Our partnership gives free, confidential face-to-face, online and telephone counselling to naval personnel and their families.