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Article from section published on September 13, 2016

RNRMW Office to Office cycle

The Royal Navy Royal Marines Welfare (RNRMW) Office to Office Cycle sees a team from RNRMW riding approx 100 miles a day for 11 days as they visit all 20 RNRMW offices across the UK.

You can read more HERE

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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 rnchildren@btconnect.com 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 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

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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 June 22, 2015

Royal Marine Calendar Girl turns Author!

RNRMCF_WAGAfter taking part in a ‘Band of Wives’ coffee morning group, and featuring in the successful Royal Marine Wags 2015 calendar as ‘Miss January’, Elizabeth Eager set out to show that there was more to being a military wife than just being a pretty face.

Elizabeth was inspired by the independence and innovative way that fellow ‘Wags’ (Wives and girlfriends) overcame obstacles and personal challenges, to raise their families, overcome heartbreak or run businesses around their husbands and partners career and deployments. She also wanted to show some of the unique challenges that are faced by military wives and girlfriends, and their children in a way that is honest, uplifting, funny and engaging.

Her book ‘Warrior Wives’ does just that.

Produced in collaboration with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund, it is a collection of anecdotal stories from some of the Wives and Girlfriends that have inspired her, and includes insightful quotes from children in a local school whose parents serve in the military.

Elizabeth says “With ‘Warrior Wives’ I wanted to show people that it isn’t just the lads who are brave and serving their country. When they are deployed, it can be a real struggle for the one that is left behind; it can be a lonely and isolated life being married to the military. The wives and girlfriends are often the ones who have to pick up the pieces if their children struggle with daddy’s absence, or if the lads struggle when they come home from conflict. This book is a chance for the ladies to share their stories and their bravery. What I think makes the book unique is that the girls felt they could be really honest because they were speaking to ‘one of them’ someone who has been there and understands. They didn’t have to sugar-coat anything”

The book is comprised of twenty four different stories showing a broad spectrum of challenges faced by the wives and girlfriends of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines; from girlfriends that are just starting out on their journey as a military ‘wag’, to seasoned ‘veteran’ wives who have seen many deployments including Iraq and Afghanistan, and including wives who have helped their husbands overcome injury or the struggle to adapt to civilian life after leaving the military, including the story of Becky Ormrod who is married to Mark Ormrod, author of ‘Man Down’ and the U.K’s 1st triple amputee.

“All of the ladies involved said it helped them to write down their stories and made them realise how resilient and strong they are. They are an integral part of service life and often the ‘unsung Hero’. I hope the book can give an insight into what it is really like being married to someone in the military, but in an uplifting way. “

The book will be released on Armed Forces Day 27th June 2015.

Proceeds from the book will be donated to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines children’s fund You can buy a print copy from the Royal Marines shop for £5.99.