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.
Spotlight on Charity Partners: The Royal Navy Benevolent Trust
The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT) provides financial assistance and support to Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families in times of need. Based in Castaway House and co-located with a number of other naval benevolence charities, there is genuine strength in the spread of charitable cover that these charities offer: officers, ratings, marines, Wrens, as well as their children. The personal response they offer to those in need was never in more demand than over 2020 as the effects of the Covid-19 crisis...
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.
Helping WWII veterans look back and ahead
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.