Steve seeks support to weather the storm
After serving a full 23 years in the Royal Navy, Steve enjoyed a successful career in the NHS until drinking, depression and debt took their toll. The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity through delivery partner The Poppy Factory, helped Steve find a new job close to home in Portsmouth, fittingly helping others who face their own struggles with mental health.
Making Life Better for Naval Family Carers
Many young people from all walks of life provide care support to family members, but with one parent away at sea the responsibility can fall heavily on the children in Royal Navy households. Seventeen year old Anna* is an example of the difference that the transformation difference the RNRMC can make to the life of carers in Naval families, thanks to its partnership with the charity KIDS and funding of the pioneering Young Carers project.
Spotlight on Charity Partners: Naval Children’s Charity
The Naval Children’s Charity offers help to children aged up to 25 of parents or guardians who are serving or ex-serving members of the Royal Navy including the Reserves and Royal Fleet Auxiliary. We work closely with other Naval charities giving financial support and grants in times of need.
New support package for Royal Navy families
‘Strengthening Families – By Your Side’ has been developed by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and Naval Families Federation (NFF), in partnership with the Royal Navy, Kings Active Foundation, Home-Start UK and Relate and is the biggest demonstration to date of collaboration within the Third Sector to address the specific needs and circumstances of Royal Navy families.
A group of Royal Navy sailors from St Vincent and the Grenadines returned to their homeland in 2019 to take part in the nation’s 40th anniversary of independence celebrations. This once in a lifetime opportunity, known as ‘Project Ruby’, was achieved thanks to a grant of £ 29,900 from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
Putting an arm around the whole family
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.