Topic: Charities and Fundraising

Steaming ahead with charitable donations

Published on by LSML-P Nick Magafas (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Rear Admiral Brett Wolski and Leading Seaman Nick Magfas accept a $4500 cheque from Mr Kevin Assenheim and Mr Allen Palmer who are part of the End of Steam Era Reunion 2017 which was donated to Keeping Watch. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Rear Admiral Brett Wolski and Leading Seaman Nick Magfas accept a $4500 cheque from Mr Kevin Assenheim and Mr Allen Palmer who are part of the End of Steam Era Reunion 2017 which was donated to Keeping Watch.

Navy's charity, Keeping Watch owes its very existence to the spirit and generosity of its donors and recently, Keeping Watch was the recipient of a generous donation from a group of ‘old and bold’ steamers.

Navy assists Tour de Cure

Published on by CMDR Michael Hogan (author), Unknown (photographer)

President of the RAN Ski Club COMMBC, RADM Peter Laver accepts a Tour de Cure Thank You certificate from Tour de Cure rider CMDR Mike Hogan, RANR. (photo: Unknown)

President of the RAN Ski Club COMMBC, RADM Peter Laver accepts a Tour de Cure Thank You certificate from Tour de Cure rider CMDR Mike Hogan, RANR.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Thredbo Ski Lodge has recently hosted 34 Tour de Cure cancer charity cyclists in the Snowy Mountains and Jindabyne.

Donation exceeds targets

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jeff Topping (author), Unknown (photographer)

Danielle Lam, Commander Matthew Royals and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Zara Fisk-Gibson with a cheque for $12,265 which is being donated to the Shepherd Centre. (photo: Unknown)

Danielle Lam, Commander Matthew Royals and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Zara Fisk-Gibson with a cheque for $12,265 which is being donated to the Shepherd Centre.

A small contingent from 725 Squadron recently took great pleasure in presenting a cheque for $12,265 to their chosen charity.

 

Stirling ‘hits the Jack’ for special needs kids

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Unknown (photographer)

The HMAS Toowoomba team look on as Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Spencer Doyle send his first bowl towards the jack. (photo: Unknown)

The HMAS Toowoomba team look on as Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Spencer Doyle send his first bowl towards the jack.

Lawn bowls may invoke images of the elderly, but for a group of Navy members, the reality for Navy has been markedly different, as part of HMAS Stirling’s ongoing commitment to raising funds for children with disabilities.

Navy medic shows resilience in trans-continental trek

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Tristan

Chief Petty Officer Tristan "Banger" Harris with his walking buggy at HMAS Stirling.

Following six months on the road, 4,358 kilometres, and nine pairs of joggers, Chief Petty Officer Medic Tristan Harris has successfully trekked across Australia.

Success team abseil for youth

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Aimee Jeffers (author), WinkiPoP Media (photographer)

Midshipman Aimee Jeffers from HMAS Success prepares for the Sir David Martin Foundation Abseil for Youth day.  (photo: WinkiPoP Media)

Midshipman Aimee Jeffers from HMAS Success prepares for the Sir David Martin Foundation Abseil for Youth day.

Plummeting 135 metres from the 33rd floor of a skyscraper, is not for the faint-hearted, but when the goal was to raise much-needed funding and awareness for the Sir David Martin Foundation the team from HMAS Success leapt to the challenge.

Anzac takes on half-ton trail

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSCIS Meagan Donnellan, (photographer)

Sailors from the ship’s company of frigate, HMAS Anzac, compete in the OXFAM trail walker series in Perth. (photo: LSCIS Meagan Donnellan,)

Sailors from the ship’s company of frigate, HMAS Anzac, compete in the OXFAM trail walker series in Perth.

Four sailors from the ship’s company of frigate, HMAS Anzac, have tested their sea legs, taking on a 50-kilometre walk for charity through the spectacular scenery of the Perth hills.

Moto-vember supports men’s health

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Alec Beerens stands in front of some of the bikes assembled for the 2017 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on 24 September in Canberra. (photo: Supplied)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Alec Beerens stands in front of some of the bikes assembled for the 2017 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on 24 September in Canberra.

If you were in Canberra in late September, you might have witnessed an odd sight – almost 200 smartly dressed motorcyclists riding their classic-style motorbikes.

Penguin shows softer side in base tour

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Guests of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation Charity Luncheon on the balcony of the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Guests of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation Charity Luncheon on the balcony of the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin.

As the Royal Australian Navy’s primary medical training facility, it is fitting that Sydney base, HMAS Penguin's community and charitable support involves sick children.

Battle of bridges conquered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

The Defence community and their families take part in HMAS Stirling's annual Walk to Work day, which involves walking from the base front gate to the Stirling Sports Oval, covering a distance of approximately 6.4km. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Defence community and their families take part in HMAS Stirling's annual Walk to Work day, which involves walking from the base front gate to the Stirling Sports Oval, covering a distance of approximately 6.4km.

Defence personnel based in Western Australia have stopped traffic in its tracks, closing the causeway to Garden Island in the name of fitness and wellbeing.