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.
The complete modernisation of the Drumfork Centre, a 1960’s community centre in the heart of naval service accommodation on the Clyde, is the single biggest capital building project in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity’s history.
The first Kings Camp exclusively for Naval Service families took place in HMS Neptune in 2009. It was rolled out to HMNB Portsmouth in 2012 and has grown from strength to strength ever since.
The pilot accommodation project at HMS NELSON in Portsmouth which created three self-contained family flats was so successful that we rolled out more Family Flats at RNAS Yeovilton and RNAS Culdrose during the course of 2018.
The RNRMC supports the Royal Navy’s NAVYfit Campaign promoting sport, fitness and adventure by funding sports teams, equipment and first-class facilities. In particular, our focus has been to sustain a broad menu of opportunity, grass roots development and inclusivity, whilst also supporting the Navy’s ability to compete and win at international level. Throughout 2018, we supported 39 different Royal Navy Sports Associations from favourites like football and rugby, through to the more unusual, such as klettersteig and...
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is unique among naval service charities in being the only charity to guarantee an Operational Welfare grant for the benefit of all those on ships and units serving on the front line. It’s our way of letting our sailors and marines know that we’re thinking of them and that we appreciate the service and sacrifice they are making when they are a long way from home.