Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community
The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service celebrated its 35th birthday on 29 January this year – one of many support services available to serving and former serving Defence personnel.
Late in 2016 during a busy Sea Qualification Trial the crew of HMAS Anzac still found time to join together in support of White Ribbon and the 'stick your neck out' campaign.
Navy personnel at HMAS Cerberus have presented a cheque for more than $31,000 to the Defence Community Dogs program, which supports the training of therapy dogs to help veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has paid tribute to the local community for their continued support at their annual community reception, 'Beat to Quarters' and 'Ceremonial Sunset'.
The end of the year is a busy time for a variety of reasons but for lots of Defence families, it means a change of scenery as personnel post across the state, continent, or the globe.
Every year the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund spreads Christmas cheer amongst Navy families allowing eligible service personnel to take out an interest-free loan of up to $1000.
HMAS Harman hosted its annual Christmas party for Defence families in capital and surrounds - bringing a bit of fun to the start of the holiday season.
Naval aviators on the south coast of New South Wales have donated time and funds to a local Shoalhaven charity with personal links to their own squadron.
On 3 December, the Commanding Officer of Canberra establishment, HMAS Harman, was delighted to be 'across the border' in New South Wales to present a cheque for just over $22,000 to Queanbeyan Legacy.
Canberra base HMAS Harman welcomed representatives from ‘Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags)’ during reception at the Bonshaw Mess recently to thank them for their support to members deployed overseas.