Charity acknowledges Navy’s efforts

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Topic(s): Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Charities, Fundraising & Community

XO NHQ Tasmania presented with St Giles’s ‘Silver Supporter’ certificate by the Mayor of Launceston, Alderman Albert van Zetten. (photo: )
XO NHQ Tasmania presented with St Giles’s ‘Silver Supporter’ certificate by the Mayor of Launceston, Alderman Albert van Zetten.

NHQ Tasmania’s fund-raising efforts and activities for local charity St Giles were recently recognised at the charity’s Annual General Meeting.  A ‘Silver Supporter 2013’ certificate of appreciation was presented to the Royal Australian Navy by the Mayor of Launceston, Alderman Albert van Zetten.

Accepting the certificate, LCDR Gavin Dawe, XO NHQ Tasmania, said the Navy had always been proactive in supporting worthy causes.

“The intrinsic rewards from supporting those in less fortunate circumstances is most satisfying,” said LCDR Dawe.

For the past 75 years St Giles has provided services and support for around 2500 Tasmanian children and adults with disabilities.  St Giles has been Navy Headquarters Tasmania's ‘adopted’ charity for several years now, a fact that St Giles and Mayor van Zetten was keen to acknowledge.