Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

A true Aussie hero

This article has photo gallery Published on by SQNLDR Nicola Frost (author), CPL Ben Dempster (photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to the Middle East region, show-case their quilts and laundry bags, produced and delivered by over 200 volunteer quilters in Australia, as part of Aussie Hero Quilts. (photo: CPL Ben Dempster)

Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to the Middle East region, show-case their quilts and laundry bags, produced and delivered by over 200 volunteer quilters in Australia, as part of Aussie Hero Quilts.

On operations today, someone's day just got better. They have not only received some post from Australia but they have received a parcel from an unknown, deeply talented and caring person who makes quilts or laundry bags for deployed Australian service personnel.

How ‘Mo’ can you go?

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Melanie Verho, RAN, (right) judges the moustaches for Movember's 'Best Sculpted Mo' competition on the HMAS Cerberus Parade Ground, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Melanie Verho, RAN, (right) judges the moustaches for Movember's 'Best Sculpted Mo' competition on the HMAS Cerberus Parade Ground, Victoria.

As November approached, anticipation grew among the men of HMAS Cerberus with many planning their 'manscaping' for a chance to win the 2015 Cerberus Movember Challenge.

Navy helps special needs children celebrate Christmas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Brook Oram (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Members (blue shirts) volunteer to give away toys to families at the Special Children's Christmas Party held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Rosehill NSW.

 (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Royal Australian Navy Members (blue shirts) volunteer to give away toys to families at the Special Children's Christmas Party held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Rosehill NSW.

A team of over 70 Navy volunteers from Sydney bases HMAS Kuttabul, HMAS Waterhen and HMAS Watson joined other Sydney community and corporate groups to help run the 20th Annual Make a Wish Foundation Special Children’s Christmas Party at the Rosehill Gardens Race Course on 2 December.

Seizing the mo-ment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The handover of funds raised by the Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) at Both Watches Cafe of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

From the left: Petty Officer Mark Woodhouse; Private Jessica McCormack;
Sue Guiney (Navy Canteens); Henry Burns (IPRC Winner of the Moustache Challenge); Sergeant Ben Vickery and; Kym Kepple. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The handover of funds raised by the Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) at Both Watches Cafe of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. From the left: Petty Officer Mark Woodhouse; Private Jessica McCormack; Sue Guiney (Navy Canteens); Henry Burns (IPRC Winner of the Moustache Challenge); Sergeant Ben Vickery and; Kym Kepple.

It seems the six-week Indigenous Pre-Recruitment Course at HMAS Cerberus is more than a great place for young Indigenous Australians to grow confidence about future Defence careers. The course also appears to be a great place to grow moustaches.

Riding the reef for Beyond Blue

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Gallagher (author), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Brian Semple gets some kilometres up for the Sirius 'Ride the Reef' charity fundraising event for Beyond Blue. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Brian Semple gets some kilometres up for the Sirius 'Ride the Reef' charity fundraising event for Beyond Blue.

As HMAS Sirius was about to commence transiting through the Great Barrier Reef on return from a successful South East Asian deployment, Lieutenant Commander Neil Krauklis was limbering up on the bridge wing waiting for the starter's whistle to begin pedalling for the charity fundraising event 'Ride the Reef for Beyond Blue'.

Blood challenge in home stretch

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author and photographer)

Commander Chloe Wootten donates blood plasma at the Canberra Donor Centre. This was Commander Wootten 100th blood donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Commander Chloe Wootten donates blood plasma at the Canberra Donor Centre. This was Commander Wootten 100th blood donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

With the potential of saving up to 300 lives, Royal Australian Navy Commander, Chloe Wootten, has reached an amazing milestone of donating blood 100 times for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

Have cannon, will travel

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Unknown (photographer)

The model cannon at sea on board HMNZS Te Kaha in the Dardanelles. (photo: Unknown)

The model cannon at sea on board HMNZS Te Kaha in the Dardanelles.

A small model cannon that was removed from Hobart’s Anglesea Barracks Sergeants’ Mess in October 2014 was returned to the mess on 25 September, resulting in a considerable donation to Legacy.

Navy scaling great heights for kids in need

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

A group of HMAS Darwin sailors abseil down the Investa building in Sydney alongside their sponsors, to help raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

A group of HMAS Darwin sailors abseil down the Investa building in Sydney alongside their sponsors, to help raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation.

Five members of HMAS Darwin’s ship's company abseiled down a thirty-three storey building to raise money and awareness for kids in crisis on 17 October.

Bridging the gap for youth in crisis

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), WO John O'Brien (photographer)

A copy of the Sir David Martin book in the foreground with the 80 ladies playing bridge in the Sir David Martin Mess. (photo: WO John O'Brien)

A copy of the Sir David Martin book in the foreground with the 80 ladies playing bridge in the Sir David Martin Mess.

HMAS Penguin in Sydney has a special association with a charity that helps young people in crisis.

Walking towards health and fitness at Stirling

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

The runners for the Causeway Classic (7km run) stride out over the low level bridge at the beginning of the race as a part of HMAS Stirling's Walk to Work. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

The runners for the Causeway Classic (7km run) stride out over the low level bridge at the beginning of the race as a part of HMAS Stirling's Walk to Work.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, once again donned the sneakers to participate in the annual walk-to-work day and 'Causeway Classic' fun run on 9 October.