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Article from section published on December 14, 2015

Grant received from Greenwich Hospital and The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund has received their annual grant from Greenwich Hospital and The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity. This grant is awarded to go towards our work with children of Serving and Ex-serving members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and their Reserves. £581,000 has been awarded from the Greenwich Hospital grant and £139,000 from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity from their Payroll Giving Scheme.

Our thanks go to Greenwich Hospital, The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and all who contribute through the payroll giving scheme – this money is given by Serving men and women and they can rest assured that 100% of all grants and donations to the RNRM Children’s Fund goes directly to our beneficiaries so their generous donations make a real and tangible difference to the lives of the children we support.

We have been in operation for nearly 200 years supporting children with a parent who is a serving or ex-serving member of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines. Over the last year we have assisted nearly 2000 children from both serving and ex-serving families. 100% of all donations and grants go directly to the beneficiaries as the income from our investments (from the sale of our original orphanages) more than covers all our operating costs. 85% of our beneficiaries are bereaved, disabled (both mental and physical disability) or ill or have a parent that is disabled or ill.

Of the money that we spend £40 buys nappies for a disabled child for a month, £100 helps to buy school uniform, £300 pays for 5 sessions of speech therapy. We spend around £8000 a month on respite and childcare and around £10000 a month on clothing and equipment for children in desperate need. As you can see the need is far ranging and every penny really does make a difference.

So on behalf of all the children that we support – we thank you for your support.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children’s Fund

December 2015

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Article from section published on December 8, 2015

Watercolour Workshop for Beginners (or if you haven’t painted in a while…)

Thursday 17th March 2016
Tutor Pat Lansbury
Come and explore the versatility of watercolour in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of Boxgrove Priory. There will be Tutor demonstrations by Pat Lansbury and practical work by students with one to one tuition. By the end of the day you will have a collection of examples of watercolour techniques for your future reference as well as a still life study to take home.
Pat Lansbury is an experienced watercolourist whose work has been selected for exhibition with the Royal Watercolour Society at The Bankside Gallery, with ING Discerning Eye and The Royal Society of Marine Artists, both at The Mall Galleries and at various mixed exhibitions. She has undertaken numerous commissions and has work in collections in Europe and America. Pat has collaborated with writers developing work that visualises the written word. She works in all mediums – watercolour, oil, ink, monoprints and mixed media. Subjects include landscape and seascape, still life and portraiture. Pat is an experienced and qualified teacher and has taught both adults and young people. Apart from being an artist Pat also designed and made dolls for Galt Toys.
VENUE: St Blaise Centre, Boxgrove Priory, Church Lane, Boxgrove, West Sussex PO18 0ED
Timings: 9.30am coffee, 10 – 4pm
Lunch and refreshments will be provided
Number of places: 8 – 10
Cost of day: £80 per person all of which will go to support the RNRM Children’s Fund
(this will include the equipment needed for the class although you can bring your own with you)
To book the day or for more information please contact Clare Scherer, Assistant Director, Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children’s Fund, 311 Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw, Portsmouth PO2 8RN office: 023 92 63 95 36 mobile: 07947 691 950
Supporting children with parents of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in need, hardship or distress
Charity number 1160182

Article from section published on July 17, 2015

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.

Article from section published on July 8, 2015

Discounted Cinema Tickets for the Armed Forces!

Up to 40% off for our Troops and their families Brought to you by Rewards for Forces- the UK’s largest discount and benefit service for the Forces Community, Cinema Rewards is offering an exclusive offer of up to 40% off for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and their Partners. If you are part of our forces community, this website is for you! Serving personnel and their partners of the Navy, Army, Air Force and Veterans, Service Widows/Widowers, Reservists, Cadets, MOD Civil Servants and the Royal British Legion are all welcome. This family oriented offer allows Forces Families to save on Cinema Tickets and food at over 380 Cinema’s in the UK and Ireland! The discount is available to members any time, any day and can see a family of 4 save up on cinema tickets, food and drink and even annual cinema passes. Cinemas participating in this offer include Cineworld, Empire Cinemas, Showcase and many many more! Rewards for Forces members can also make a night of it by using their Rewards for Forces card in order to save on a meal out beforehand. With 20% off Frankie and Bennys, 20% off Red Hot world Buffet and Bar and 25% off Chiquito’s – there is plenty of choice bound to please the whole family. To take advantage of this amazing Cinema offer, all qualifying members need to do is sign up or logon to Not only will they be entitled to the Cinema Rewards, but new members can also take advantage of the 1000s of other offers on the website. From Days Out to Clothing, Restaurants and more, there are so many companies offering discounts as a thanks to our Armed Forces. It really is simple, log on to Rewards for Forces, access Cinema Rewards, find your local cinema and book tickets with up to 40% off! With such a fantastic offer available, the only big decision members have to make is what film to see first! Those who sign up will be able to get fantastic savings on this summer’s hottest movie releases including: June- Jurrasic World, Minions July-Ted 2, Inside Out August- Fantastic 4, Bill Cinema Rewards Flyer_2