Patrol Boat crew trades cams for colours to fight cancer

Published on LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Topic(s): Charities, Fundraising & Community

Members of ARDENT THREE wearing their footy colours to help raise money for the Fight Cancer Foundation. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)
Members of ARDENT THREE wearing their footy colours to help raise money for the Fight Cancer Foundation.

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew ARDENT THREE, embarked in HMAS Wollongong, traded their Disruptive Pattern Navy Uniform (DPNU) shirts for their favourite football jerseys recently, to raise money for the Fight Cancer Foundation.

The Cairns-based patrol boat crew paraded colours from various football codes for one day at sea, to raise more than one hundreds dollars to help fund several of the Fight Cancer Foundation’s initiatives.

The money will help the foundation fund cancer cure research, patient carer accommodation, and a program to help patients get back on track after treatment.

The Executive Officer of ARDENT THREE, Lieutenant Alexander Finnis briefed the crew on the importance of the foundation.

“Everyone will sadly be touched by cancer in their lifetime, either suffering themselves, or seeing family members or friends suffer,” said Lieutenant Finnis.

The crew enjoyed the chance to contribute to a good cause and wear their footy colours with pride, and carried their DPNU shirts and anti flash at all times to ensure they remained prepared for a damage control incident.