As the nation went into Lockdown in 2020, the RNRMC became increasingly concerned about some of its most vulnerable and deserving beneficiaries whose access to basic foodstuffs, either because they were unable to leave the house or because of surges in public demand, was becoming increasingly difficult.
Keeping Families Connected When They’re Oceans Apart
During unprecedented periods of lockdown and social distancing over the last year, more people than ever have felt the sting of loneliness and isolation. Some may argue that prolonged separation from loved ones is part and parcel to all those who serve in the Royal Navy, but against a backdrop of a global pandemic and with ever-increasing enforced restrictions at home, 2020 deployments have been especially hard to bear.
Helping Along The Road To Recovery
Many Wounded Injured and Sick (WIS) personnel can feel disengaged from the service through being signed off on shore for long periods of time. The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) works closely with Hasler Naval Service Recovery Centre (NSRC) to support the recovery of WIS personnel and has recently provided a grant to fund a week at Pentillie Estate, Cornwall, allowing Hasler assigned ranks to gain some respite.
Summer Camps Triumph Against The Odds
Witnessing a succession of event cancellations and postponements last year as well as huge disruption to schooling and very few opportunities for family recreation, RNRMC Head of Grants Anne Carr was determined to do whatever she could to keep a much-loved service for Royal Navy families up and running in 2020, despite the challenges this presented.