Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community
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.
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.
The ‘boss’ of Navy’s South Australian-based personnel has all but walked over hot coals in an effort to raise money for Legacy.
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.
HMAS Waterhen’s ship’s company pulled out all the stops recently to raise funds for cancer research.
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.
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.
The very first Navy Canteens ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ medallion has been presented to Bronwyn Dzirins, Canteen Supervisor at the HMAS Creswell Canteen, at the Jervis Bay base.
Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger, of HMAS Success, is hoping the newest addition to his household will make a difference for his young family.