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Article from section published on April 8, 2016

Raffle – Get your tickets now!

Tickets are now on sale for our Historic Dockyard Street Party Grand Draw on Monday 30th May at the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth. Available in advance from or 023 9263 9536 tickets are only £1 each with a load of great prizes – the main prize is two tickets to the celebrations in The Mall for HM The Queen’s 90th birthday THE PATRON’S LUNCH or send a cheque payable to RNRM Children’s Fund to Clare Scherer, RN RM Children’s Fund, 311 Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw, Portsmouth PO2 8RN with your contact details and an SAE if you want the ticket stubs sent out to you (otherwise we will inform you of your ticket numbers and keep the stubs securely in the office).


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Article from section published on March 4, 2016

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


Article from section published on March 4, 2016

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


Article from section published on February 23, 2016

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


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