Royal Marines Charities
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The Royal Marines maintain two principal charitable funds to support and enable welfare, morale and esprit de corps.
Income to these funds is heavily reliant on the generosity of the doners. We depend on individual contributions to support our work. Please help us by sending a donation to the charity of your choice to the address below or contact us for advice on legacies etc.
Whilst the Corps would welcome donations to either of the funds below, Corps Funds Trustees are particularly keen to encourage donations to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
And why not mention to them where you heard about their Fund:
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The Royal Marines Corps Secretariat centrally administers Royal Marines Charities and prize funds; the main charities are listed below.
THE ROYAL MARINES BENEVOLENT FUND
The principal purpose of the fund is to benefit persons who are serving or who have served in the Royal Marines, or their dependants, to relieve need, hardship or distress.
The (RMBF) provides monetary grants to serving and former Royal Marines, their wives and dependants who are in need or distress whether due to death, injury, illness or any other unforeseen circumstances.
The Fund was formed in 1997 and subsumed the following funds and their purposes. The Royal Marines Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity.
Registered Charity No. 1069059
The Upton Kelly Memorial Fund
The aim of this fund is to relieve distress or necessity amongst serving or retired officers and officers' widows, and their dependants.
Royal Marines Tercentenary Relief Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide widows, or next of kin, with a sum of money on the death of a serving Royal Marines or Reservist on duty.
Royal Marines Welfare Fund
The income to this fund may be used to relieve distress among serving and retired Warrent Officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Royal Marines, their widows and dependants.
Royal Marines Band Benevolent Fund
The fund is used to relieve need or distress for serving or retired Royal Marines Band Service ranks or their dependants by making grants.
Contact Corps Secretary. Tel: 023 9265 1304
The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund
The deed of the trust allows this fund to be used for maintaining and increasing the efficiency and esprit de corps of the Royal Marines.
The (RMCTF) provides benevolence support to those in need. In addition to benevolence work, there are many calls upon Corps funds.
These range from providing wreaths at Remembrance services through support to veterans' reunions and the Royal Marines Museum to the construction and maintenance of war memorials.
It may also assist in the relief of distress for past and present members of the Corps and their relatives and dependants and for making grants to other charities which may directly or indirectly assist members of the Corps.
The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund is a Registered Charity.
Registered Charity No. 1134205
To the Royal Marines this is their most important Charitable fund where every-penny goes to the people who deserve it most. The Royal Marines are Britain's leading fighting soldiers and they have been ever since they first formed in 1664.
The Royal Marines represents only 3% of the British Fighting Forces and out of this they supply 75% of Britains Special Forces.
Being a key element in Britain's high readiness Responce Force,
the Royal Marines are called upon more often than many other units to carry out action of a hazardous nature. Mainly Serving right at the Front Line on land and at sea and even in the air.
That is why they have had two-and-a-half times as many killed,
wounded and maimed for life, than the other British Armed
Forces. These statistics do not deter these courageous fighting
soldiers, but it does make them more determined to carry out their tasks with greater caution.
Becuase of their casualties they are called upon financially and, at times they have to use their Charitable funds quite extensively, which drains their resources to dangerously low levels.
Commando Battle Group Afghanistn 2010
In their six month tour you might be unsurprised to hear that
they have done a quite an exceptional job under the most
challenging of circumstances.
Twenty one men from the battlegroup died in that time. Fourteen
from the Royal Marines Commando - another 76 men from the battle
group have been wounded, 58 of them Royal Marines.
But their spirit remained indomitable throughout their tour and
they have, particularly, in their last 6 weeks and with the
assistance of our US cousins, taken the fight to the enemy and
made demonstrable progress in providing security to a beleaguered and unyielding place.
The Royal Marines are trying to raise funds everywhere they can so that they can continue to provide for those who have, and, those who will be injured in action, fighting for their country.
When a Royal Marine dies in service for his country, his friends
hold a kit sale to raise money for his family. People bid for
individual socks and even broken kit to raise as much money as
possible to honour the fallen.
The Corps principle fund is:Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund
Donations may be sent to the address below:
RM Corps Secretary, Building 32, HMS EXCELLENT, Whale Island,
PORTSMOUTH, PO2 8ER
TEL: 023 9265 1304
Thank you for your generosity
The Fighting Soldier is the Centre-piece of all Comabat; for it is
He whom must Bear the Scars and Suffer the Deepest Wounds of War.
Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children's Fund
Patron Her Majesty the Queen
Men and women in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines serve their country, often at times of national crisis and danger.
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund is the premier charity for providing charitable help to children of serving and former serving Royal Navy and the Royal Marines where children are in need, hardship or distress.
The needs of the children are paramount and help is provided when not available from family or statutory sources.
The Trustees are mainly serving officers or other naval personnel together with some civilian Trustees who bring experience in other fields to the many ploblems encountered.
Consideration of every circumstance is therefore given swift and sympathetic attention by people who understand the difficulties of service and seafaring life.
Applications can be made at anytime. Those seeking assistance can contact the office direct for an application form at:
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund, 311 Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw, Portsmouth, PO2 8PE
Applications and Referrals should be made to: Mrs A Bateman or Mrs L Smith at the above address or by phone: 023 9263 9534
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund is a Registered Charity.
The next Link below will be: "Royal Navy"
Registerd Charity No. 1075015
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