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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