Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

Cerberus dives into a dry October

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

CPO Dion McCrabb, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus CMDR Mike Oborn, Healthy Harold and the Cerberus Ocsober co-ordinator LEUT Melissa Lindsay launch the HMAS Cerberus 12 hour Ocsober swim challenge. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

CPO Dion McCrabb, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus CMDR Mike Oborn, Healthy Harold and the Cerberus Ocsober co-ordinator LEUT Melissa Lindsay launch the HMAS Cerberus 12 hour Ocsober swim challenge.

Sailors from HMAS Cerberus dived into the launch of Ocsober in Victoria. Around 300 swimmers took the plunge for a good cause, taking part in a continuous 12 hour swimming relay.

New Entry Officers rise to the challenge

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), MIDN Dean Ryan (photographer)

MIDN Robert McRae, SBLT Denis Oshaliee, MIDN Michael Benjamin and SBLT Phillip Qin of Jervis Division, NEOC 49, at the Noah’s Challenge in Nowra. (photo: MIDN Dean Ryan)

MIDN Robert McRae, SBLT Denis Oshaliee, MIDN Michael Benjamin and SBLT Phillip Qin of Jervis Division, NEOC 49, at the Noah’s Challenge in Nowra.

Officer training is an adventure for some, but not often do trainees get to participate in an adventure race during course.

Navy Patrol Boat crew supports homeless kids in Cairns

Published on by LSET Luke Adams (author)

LEUT Murray (XO), LSML-C Walter present Harald’s House founder Harald Falge with a new boxing set. (photo: Unknown)

LEUT Murray (XO), LSML-C Walter present Harald’s House founder Harald Falge with a new boxing set.

The Navy Patrol Boat crew ARDENT TWO has raised money to donate a boxing set to the Cairns charity ‘Harald’s House’, which supports homeless youth.

The NHQ Tasmania team 'Walk With Me'

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author)

Seven personnel from NHQ Tasmania joined hundreds of other walkers to participate in the St Giles' 'Walk With Me' charity event. (photo: )

Seven personnel from NHQ Tasmania joined hundreds of other walkers to participate in the St Giles' 'Walk With Me' charity event.

‘Walk With Me’, a major fundraising effort staged annually by St Giles, was supported by personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania last week.

Navy takes to the water to promote a dry Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), Mr Pup Elliott (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

At 2000hrs (eight hours since the start)  Navy personnel continue swimming laps at the Australian Defence Force Academy pool as part of the Navy's 24hr swim relay in  support of Life Education's Ocsober launch.  (photo: Pup Elliott)

At 2000hrs (eight hours since the start) Navy personnel continue swimming laps at the Australian Defence Force Academy pool as part of the Navy's 24hr swim relay in support of Life Education's Ocsober launch.

The Royal Australian Navy has made a cracking start to its Ocsober campaign this year, having already raised more than $15,400 - and October is still weeks away!

Patrol Boat crew trades cams for colours to fight cancer

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

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 shirts for their favourite football jerseys recently, to raise money for the Fight Cancer Foundation.

Tassie Navy members help with Legacy appeal

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Brooke Oram (author), LEUT Daryl Peebles (photographer)

The Navy HQ Tasmania team in Hobart's iconic Salamanca Place ready to collect for Legacy. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

The Navy HQ Tasmania team in Hobart's iconic Salamanca Place ready to collect for Legacy.

Personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania have joined a band of volunteers to collect for Legacy in Hobart’s CBD and surrounding suburban shopping centres.

Navy 24-hour relay swim launches Ocsober

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author and photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

(Front centre) Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik; Healthy Harold; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Ray Griggs are joined by Navy swimmers at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool for the 24-hour team relay swim. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

(Front centre) Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik; Healthy Harold; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Ray Griggs are joined by Navy swimmers at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool for the 24-hour team relay swim.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Ray Griggs, and Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik, have launched the national Ocsober Awareness campaign at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool with a 24-hour team relay swim.

Sydney sailors support Legacy

Published on by Administrator (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN lays a wreath at The Cenotaph Memorial, Martin Place in Sydney during the Legacy Week Launch and Remembrance Ceremony. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN lays a wreath at The Cenotaph Memorial, Martin Place in Sydney during the Legacy Week Launch and Remembrance Ceremony.

Over 40 shipmates from HMAS Kuttabul and Garden Island pounded the pavement throughout Sydney from 2-6 September 2013 to collect donations for Legacy Week’s iconic annual fundraising campaign.

Navy aims high for Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

The Navy's ambassador for the Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge 2013, Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Cartrena Skinner of NUSHIP Canberra, at Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The Navy's ambassador for the Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge 2013, Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Cartrena Skinner of NUSHIP Canberra, at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

Navy is aiming to achieve 2000 donations in the annual Defence Blood Challenge this year which kicked off on 1 September and finishes on 30 November.