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The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund is the only charity dedicated to supporting children whose parents serve, or have served, for the Naval Service.

The needs of the children are paramount and help is provided when not available from family or statutory sources.

“The support you give so generously, makes him feel valued and worth investing in, and helps him to have pride and faith in himself. From the bottom of my heart and with every fibre of my being. Thank you.”


Films produced by Beautiful Train Ltd, Director Gavin Toomey

Problems getting through….?

We regret that we are experiencing issues with BT in the office so we are not able to access or view any emails. If you have contacted us please do not worry as we will be able to then see all our emails once the issue has been resolved. However this will not be until next week and so please bear with us for any delays in responding or sending out books. If you are a family seeking support please call the office on 023 9263 9534 between office hours 8.30-4pm Monday to Friday. If you leave a message one of our caseworkers will be able to come back to you. Many thanks.

Art competition 2018

The theme this year was Space and once again we give grateful thanks to our sponsor, Mary Scherer, and to Oaka Books who partnered with us, . We were delighted with the number of entries we received this year, with many individuals and schools entering, including one school from Gibraltar. Special mention to the home schoolers who entered for the first time. The standard was extremely high and we had enormous difficulty in choosing our winners.

The overall winner was Megan Smith with her picture, Big Business, and Second overall was Sophia Birch with Aliens and Space Bugs. They both received family tickets to the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth with our grateful thanks to the National Museum of the Royal Navy for those.

The other winners all received prizes of art materials and certificates were sent to all children who entered.

Aliens and Space Bugs by Sophia Birch

Big Business by Megan Smith


Runners Up


Second Place


Third Place



Important news about our Patron

27th August 1945 – 20th December 2016
It is with immense thanks and great sadness that we announce that our Patron, HM The Queen, is stepping down as Patron of the Children’s Fund at the end of this, her 90th birthday year. HM The Queen became our Patron when she was a Princess in 1945 and we are so grateful for the years of support she has given us. We will be writing to her on behalf of all our beneficiaries to thank her and send her our very best wishes.
We are delighted that we can announce that our new Royal Patron will be HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. With his distinguished career in the Royal Navy as a Commander and now the honorary rank of Vice Admiral he is uniquely placed within the Royal Family to understand the pressures faced by our serving men and women both in and post service, and their children that we support. We look forward to welcoming him in the New Year.


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HRH The Duke of York attends a service of remembrance at St Annes Cathedral Belfast this evening (Monday) to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War. Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

HRH The Duke of York attends a service of remembrance at St Annes Cathedral Belfast this evening (Monday) to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.
Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Work with us…

The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children’s Fund are looking for a new Chair of Trustees.  If you would be interested in the post please follow the link to Charisma Recruitment to find out more and how to apply.

Chair of Trustees

You are invited!……

Join us in celebrating the 90th birthday of HM The Queen by holding a Patron’s Lunch Street Party wherever you are – on your street, on a ship, on a Naval base, in your community centre or in your back garden.

Find out by downloading the leaflet HERE


2016 Art Competition is now open for Entries!

To celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM the Queen, this years’ theme is ‘The Queen’s Birthday Picnic’.

For more information and how to enter please download the entry form HERE, for terms and conditions, click HERE


Street Party chat!

Clare spoke to Hal Stewart of BFBS Drivetime about this year’s Patron’s Lunch and how you can host your own Street Party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. You can hear the interview in full HERE


A fantastic evening of fundraising fun!

The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children’s Fund is the only charity dedicated to supporting children whose parents work, or have worked, in the Naval Service, supporting 2000 children each year. 

They held a fundraising concert and supper in Leadenhall Market on Saturday 11th July.  Guests had a fantastic supper supplied by Chamberlain’s of London and then were royally entertained by the Royal Marines Association Jazz Trio and All That Malarkey – a unique and amazing cabaret group.  Thanks go to Chamberlain’s of London and White Light for all their support of the evening.

2015 Children’s Art Competition – The Winners!

A group of six judges; Val Braithwaite from Bloomsbury Publishing, Rev Simon Springett from Aggie’s, Elaine Boorman and Hattie Gordon from Reading Force, Jo Scrivener from Starfish Design and Helen Mason from In Silent Service, met in London last week to pick the winners from the many entries for this years art competition.

The theme this year was ‘Favourite Book Character’ and it certainly sparked the imagination of the children.  The many entries were narrowed down to a shortlist of 46 spread over five age categories. Judging was tough and in many of the categories the judges could not agree so more than one prize was given. Here are the results in order of Age Groups….

AGE GROUP 4-6                                                                                                                                                                   
1st             Lucy Wills                        Little Red Riding Hood

2nd           Kennard Hadinata           Look! My Dragon Pals!

3rd            Noah Morley                    My Parrot and My slug with a donut shell

Runners up         

Neve Corbett                                         Where is the green sheep?

Charlie Farran                                       Power Ranger

Samuel Lawn                                         Underarm Alice

Tabitha Spies                                         The Gruffalo Animals


2015 Children’s Art Competition – The Winners!…cont


1st             Saffron Paterson               The Secret Garden ‘Mary’

2nd           Tyler Olding                           Wild Things

2nd           Emma Costigan                                    Sherlock Holmes

3rd            Emily Gore                             The Little Mermaid

3rd            Alice Kramer                        The Wolf

Runners up

Charlie Gorringe                                  Paddington Bear

James Hampson                                  Edmund Pevensie

Ollie McTear                                           Gandalf the Grey

Anna Rogers                                           Daffy Duck


2015 Children’s Art Competition – The Winners!…cont


1st             David Edie                              Fantastic Mr Fox

2nd           Jemimah Dicker                    Jemima Puddle-Duck

2nd           Erin Weatherup                   Mary Poppins

3rd            Tobias Nicholson              Iron Man Helmet

3rd            Garv Saxena                         Phaethon

Runners up

Thomas Grogan                                 Naruto Strip

Felicity Heywood                                Ginger in the paddock

Rebekah O’Donnell                           Smog the Dragon


2015 Children’s Art Competition – The Winners!…cont


1st             Ava Hooper                           Matilda

2nd           Isobel Hailey                        Qween of the Ocean

3rd            Beatrice Abbott                     Richard Parker

Runners up

Matthew Boyce                                      Purvis

Sophie Clinton                                      Minnie Mouse

William Fitzgerald                              Silas – The Graveyard Book

Bryce Forrester                                    Paddington

Robyn Kemsley                                    Donald Duck

George Lewis                                         Peppa Pig

Harry Stone                                           Where’s Wally 1st Class Stamp Rice Art


2015 Children’s Art Competition – The Winners!…cont


1st             Ian Yu                                    Horrid Henry and the ghosts

2nd           Tommy Wills                        Mr Twit

3rd            Sim Luo-Tong                      Sophie chatting to tiger over a cuppa

Runners up

Jessica Beesley                                    Mouse

Tianna Lee Blane                                The Billionaire Boy

Serena Brannan                                   The Special Bear

Yasmine Cook                                      Amelia Jane

Evelyn Duckworth                               Hermione Grainger

Charlie Preston                                    Willy Wonka

Frejah Rose                                           Mouse on cheese

Kamil Wypior                                       Horatio Nelson