Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

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.

Raffle win perfectly timed

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Harley Dowling, of HMAS Pierie, won $5000 in the Win with Navy Raffle in Draw 150. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Harley Dowling, of HMAS Pierie, won $5000 in the Win with Navy Raffle in Draw 150.

A Darwin-based sailor’s concerns about the cost of some bike repairs were quickly sorted when he won $5,000 in the Win with Navy Raffle in Draw 150.

Stirling rides for Ocsober support

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Dental Assistant Charni Atkins on the bike representing the Health Centre at the HMAS Stirling 24 Spinathon for Ocsober 2015.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Dental Assistant Charni Atkins on the bike representing the Health Centre at the HMAS Stirling 24 Spinathon for Ocsober 2015.

It was all aboard the stationary bikes recently as personnel from HMAS Stirling took part in the annual 24-hour Spinathon to raise awareness for the upcoming Ocsober.

723 Squadron relays for life

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Adam Jameson (author), LEUT Mark Green (photographer)

Some of the 723 Squadron team taking a well earned breather. From left to right: Ms Mary Milgate, Corporal Bel Althaus, Lieutenant Nat Davies, Able Seaman Rachael Whitworth, and Able Seaman Josh Deckart. (photo: LEUT Mark Green)

Some of the 723 Squadron team taking a well earned breather. From left to right: Ms Mary Milgate, Corporal Bel Althaus, Lieutenant Nat Davies, Able Seaman Rachael Whitworth, and Able Seaman Josh Deckart.

A marathon effort was made by members of 723 Squadron during their support of the annual Relay for Life, held at Nowra Showground over 24 hours on the weekend of 28-29 March.

Getting their hands dirty

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ben Robinson (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Petty Officer Kristie Cotton, helps clean up the entrance to HMAS Harman for Clean Up Australia Day. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Petty Officer Kristie Cotton, helps clean up the entrance to HMAS Harman for Clean Up Australia Day.

A combined effort of 40 Navy, Army and Air Force members spent last an afternoon helping make their workplace and surrounds beautiful by participating in the Clean up Australia campaign recently.

Running for a cause

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Competitors participating in the 4km walk leave the start line during the HMAS Albatross Tour the T. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Competitors participating in the 4km walk leave the start line during the HMAS Albatross Tour the T.

More than 200 people took advantage of the rare opportunity to tread the tarmac when the T-shaped HMAS Albatross airfield was closed for the fifth annual 'Tour the T' charity fun run in early December.