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HMS Collingwood digs deep to support Forces charity

11 July 2018
The Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) recently received a cheque for £1000 from Warrant Officers and Senior Rates based at HMS Collingwood, near Fareham.

The money was raised partly from the Establishment’s recent Open Day event where their Mess was made available to members and their families for a nominal fee of £1 per person. 

Money was also raised during a recent Mess dinner where diners were encouraged to donate their spare change.

It is also tradition at Mess dinners to fine personnel for any misdemeanours that happen during the evening (for example, wearing a clip-on bow tie) and this is usually paid in the form of a bottle of port.

This money will not only be used just on projects to benefit the morale of those currently serving but also elderly veterans in care homes and wounded, sick, and working age veterans

Hilary Jukes

For this evening, however, the defaulter was made to donate the equivalent cost of a bottle to the charity pot.

Hilary Jukes from RNRMC who came to collect the cheque, thanked the Mess for their efforts and explained how this money will be used to help Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel.

She said, “This money will not only be used just on projects to benefit the morale of those currently serving but also elderly veterans in care homes and wounded, sick, and working age veterans.”

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