Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

HMAS Choules to open its heart to Sydney on 22 September

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

HMAS Choules off the coast of New Caledonia during Exercise Criox du Sud 2018. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

HMAS Choules off the coast of New Caledonia during Exercise Criox du Sud 2018.

Navy enthusiasts and curious minds of all ages are in for a rare treat on Saturday 22 September as one of Australia’s largest and tallest Navy ships, HMAS Choules, invites civilians on board in support of the NSW Kids in Need charity.

Navy helps pump up plasma donations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

(L-R) Australian Red Cross Community Relations Officer Sally Garvin; Navy Blood Ambassador, Leading Seaman Freya Halliday; with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, as he donates plasma at the Red Cross Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

(L-R) Australian Red Cross Community Relations Officer Sally Garvin; Navy Blood Ambassador, Leading Seaman Freya Halliday; with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, as he donates plasma at the Red Cross Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra.

The 2018 Defence Red Cross Blood Challenge is in full swing, with a new record breaking day for plasma donations set in the NSW/ACT area.

HMAS Waterhen Legacy Week delivers great result

Published on by PO Nathan Caddis (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Waterhen volunteer during Legacy Week to sell Legacy Badges in the North Sydney region. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Personnel from HMAS Waterhen volunteer during Legacy Week to sell Legacy Badges in the North Sydney region.

Members from HMAS Waterhen have set a new Sydney North Shore record for their efforts raising funds over Legacy Week.

HMAS Penguin supports Legacy on the wharves

Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

(L-R) PO Steve Swanson, SMN Abbey Hegyi, SMN Olivia Bariatti and SMN Lloyd Asimus about to hit the wharves for Legacy Week. (photo: )

(L-R) PO Steve Swanson, SMN Abbey Hegyi, SMN Olivia Bariatti and SMN Lloyd Asimus about to hit the wharves for Legacy Week.

HMAS Penguin officers and sailors have once again ‘hit the wharves’ to support Legacy with the selling of badges for Legacy Week.

HMAS Penguin supports the Sir David Martin Foundation

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

(L-R) Lady Susan Martin; WOATV Ian Daley; Mrs Anna Beaumont; CMDR Mat Bradley and Anna from Triple Care Farm. (photo: )

(L-R) Lady Susan Martin; WOATV Ian Daley; Mrs Anna Beaumont; CMDR Mat Bradley and Anna from Triple Care Farm.

A cold winter’s day was not enough to scare off more than 50 keen bridge card-playing ladies from attending the Lady Susan Martin Bridge Day at HMAS Penguin.

Keeping Watch lends a hand to family in need

Published on by LEUT Naomi Deignan (author), Image courtesy of ABEW Rhiannon Walker (photographer)

Able Seaman Rhiannon Walker with her children, Imogen and Xavier. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Rhiannon Walker with her children, Imogen and Xavier.

A sailor and mother of two says Navy’s Keeping Watch grant program has saved her family from being swamped by medical bills.

Chief of Navy leads the way in 2018 Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), SGT Max Bree (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, has his plasma taken by nurse Annita Howard, at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra, during an event to mark the start of the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: SGT Max Bree)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, has his plasma taken by nurse Annita Howard, at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra, during an event to mark the start of the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge.

The 2018 Defence Blood Challenge has been officially launched at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra.

HMAS Adelaide supports Sydney’s homeless

This article has photo gallery Published on by Maj Kaho Lai (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Zachary Kelly with Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ayla-Crystal Peacock prior to shaving off LS Kelly's beard for HMAS Adelaide's chosen charity organisation - Matthew Talbot Hostel. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Zachary Kelly with Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ayla-Crystal Peacock prior to shaving off LS Kelly's beard for HMAS Adelaide's chosen charity organisation - Matthew Talbot Hostel.

Distance is no barrier to a good deed for Sydney’s homeless. Halfway across the Pacific, the crew of HMAS Adelaide did good for the Sydney based Matthew Talbot Hostel, the ship’s charity of choice.

Leeuwin lends a helping hand

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Sean Klamut (author), LEUT Megan Haines (photographer)

LEUT Megan Haines, ABHSO Nicola Kingdon and ABHSO Jessica Gross forge new friendships with members of the RMN. (photo: LEUT Megan Haines)

LEUT Megan Haines, ABHSO Nicola Kingdon and ABHSO Jessica Gross forge new friendships with members of the RMN.

During HMAS Leeuwin’s recent port visit to Port Klang, Malaysia, members of the ship’s company offered their time and support to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) National Hydrographic Centre’s Community Outreach Program.

I get by with a little help from my friends

Published on by Andrew Bujdegan (author), Unknown (photographer)

Mrs Amanda James and daughter Ava work on a banner in anticipation of Dad's return from deployment. (photo: Unknown)

Mrs Amanda James and daughter Ava work on a banner in anticipation of Dad's return from deployment.

It’s a classic line from a song that rings true for many Navy families managing life while a member is away from home on duty. It’s also something that Defence Community Organisation understands and works to support.