Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

Cairns cleans up in community

Published on by POML-C Rob Bateman (author), Unknown (photographer)

Ship's company personnel from HMAS Cairns, participating in the Great Northern Clean Up. (photo: Unknown)

Ship's company personnel from HMAS Cairns, participating in the Great Northern Clean Up.

The ship’s company of HMAS Cairns have taken to the water in a less typical fashion recently, getting out in kayaks to contribute to cleaning up local waterways.

Facing fears for fifty donations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ainsley Slattery (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officers Kirsty Semmens (left) and Warren Sanders (right) were on board to cheer on fellow Petty Officer Erica Lower (centre) when she made her 50th donation recently at the Regent Blood Donor Centre. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officers Kirsty Semmens (left) and Warren Sanders (right) were on board to cheer on fellow Petty Officer Erica Lower (centre) when she made her 50th donation recently at the Regent Blood Donor Centre.

Overcoming a fear of needles and blood has allowed one Senior Sailor to become a regular donor of blood and plasma, and recently achieved her 50th donation.

Donating blood – a powerful gift

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, used the aroma from a sausage sizzle to lure potential blood donors to the local launch of the 2017 Defence Blood Challenge.

Defence Bleeds for Australia

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with other members of the Australian Defence Force at the launch of the Red 25 Blood Bank Defence Force Challenge. (photo: CPL Vasilis Bill Solomou)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with other members of the Australian Defence Force at the launch of the Red 25 Blood Bank Defence Force Challenge.

The 2017 Defence Blood Challenge is now underway, with a three-month competition pitting the Army, Navy, Air Force and Defence Public Servants against each other in an effort to strengthen Australia’s blood supplies and support the Australian community. 

Navy walkers support community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Dawes (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Band South Australia Leading the Walk a Mile In My Boots 2017 (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Band South Australia Leading the Walk a Mile In My Boots 2017

Adelaide-based Royal Australian Navy personnel were out in force on a cold winter’s morning in support of the Hutt Street Centre’s ‘Walk a Mile in My Boots’ campaign.

Navy 'Boss' stays the course

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ainsley Slattery (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia Commander Andrew Burnett and the Legacy Navy bear at the Boot Camp held in Adelaide. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia Commander Andrew Burnett and the Legacy Navy bear at the Boot Camp held in Adelaide.

The ‘boss’ of Navy’s South Australian-based personnel has all but walked over hot coals in an effort to raise money for Legacy.

Promoting pumping plasma

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), Unknown (photographer)

Robert Bateman (photo: UNKNOWn)

Robert Bateman

A desire to help others and a history of donating blood products made Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Chef Rob Bateman a stand-out choice for Navy’s Defence Blood Challenge Ambassador in 2017.

Waterhen bakes up a storm for cancer fight

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

HMAS Waterhen's ship's company recently held an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event to raise funds for cancer research. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Waterhen's ship's company recently held an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event to raise funds for cancer research.

HMAS Waterhen’s ship’s company pulled out all the stops recently to raise funds for cancer research.

Melbourne takes the next step

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Warrant Officer Steve Cheeseman, Leading Seaman Maraitime Logistics - Personnel  Matthew Murphy, and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ryan Attwood from HMAS Melbourne were fortunate enough to travel to Melbourne to visit The Next Step. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer Steve Cheeseman, Leading Seaman Maraitime Logistics - Personnel Matthew Murphy, and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ryan Attwood from HMAS Melbourne were fortunate enough to travel to Melbourne to visit The Next Step.

It’s not every day you get to bear witness to a young man diagnosed as a quadriplegic, balance himself on his knees and commence core strength training for the first time but this is exactly what greeted three members from HMAS Melbourne when they visited the ship’s charity, The Next Step.

Crew cuts for cancer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Eren Ulusoy (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's engineering department shave their heads to raise funds as part of the World's Greatest Shave. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle's engineering department shave their heads to raise funds as part of the World's Greatest Shave.

It wasn’t your regular barber salon onboard HMAS Newcastle when Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician McCann piped the call to the ship’s company to get their hair cut.