Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

HMAS Darwin giving back

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Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Joshua Scanlon presents a cheque to Mr Alex Green from the Sir David Martin Foundation (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Joshua Scanlon presents a cheque to Mr Alex Green from the Sir David Martin Foundation

More than $36,000 was presented to worthy charities as a result of HMAS Darwin’s fundraising efforts during the frigate's recent Operation MANITOU deployment.

Staying ultra fit to fight

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Five submariners took staying fighting fit to a new level by finishing the Sri Chinmoy Canberra 103 kilometres Ultra Marathon (photo: Unknown)

Five submariners took staying fighting fit to a new level by finishing the Sri Chinmoy Canberra 103 kilometres Ultra Marathon

Five submariners recently took staying fighting fit to a new level by finishing the Sri Chinmoy Canberra 103 kilometres Ultra Marathon.

Stirling spinners peddle a healthy message

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Stirling ships company participate in a spin-a-thon in the HMAS Stirling gymnasium.

(L-R) Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Spencer Doyle, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor (LSPTI) Jacob Machen, and LSPTI Tamara Prins.   (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Stirling ships company participate in a spin-a-thon in the HMAS Stirling gymnasium. (L-R) Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Spencer Doyle, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor (LSPTI) Jacob Machen, and LSPTI Tamara Prins.

Navy members have continued their support of Life Education Australia's 'Ocsober' campaign this year, through a number of activities helping raise funds and awareness of healthy life choices.

HMAS Penguin dives in to help sick kids' charity

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Clearance Divers at the RAN Diving School demonstrate the capability of different in-service scuba sets during a tour for guests of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Clearance Divers at the RAN Diving School demonstrate the capability of different in-service scuba sets during a tour for guests of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

As the Royal Australian Navy’s primary medical training facility, it was fitting that HMAS Penguin continued their support of sick children by hosting a tour of the Sydney base for charity recently.

Going postal in support of needy kids

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Mudgee Guardian Photographer Sam Potts (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Jim Lawless rides a Navy branded postie bike through Mudgee as part of the Late Mail postie bike ride. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Jim Lawless rides a Navy branded postie bike through Mudgee as part of the Late Mail postie bike ride.

After seven days and close to 1,750 kilometres on a 'postie' bike, Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Jim Lawless has raised over $2,650 for charity Wings4Kidz.

Bleeding by example

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Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman supports Warrant Officer of the Navy (WON) Warrant Officer Gary Wight while he donates blood on the Blood Bus during the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge, at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman supports Warrant Officer of the Navy (WON) Warrant Officer Gary Wight while he donates blood on the Blood Bus during the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge, at Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Defence Blood Challenge is well under way with Navy already making a strong bid for a record number of donations this year.

Waterhen – a team of bloody heroes

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Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Craig Walton with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's mascot, Billy the Blood Drop to promote the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Craig Walton with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's mascot, Billy the Blood Drop to promote the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.

Seventeen members of the ship’s company of Sydney base, HMAS Waterhen, volunteered to become brand new blood donors after a visit by ‘Billy the blood drop’ to promote the Defence Blood Challenge.

Blood flows in Red Cross challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Sarah Vanderpluym during a whole blood donation for Navy as a part of the Defence Blood Challenge 2016 at the Rockingham Collection Centre. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Sarah Vanderpluym during a whole blood donation for Navy as a part of the Defence Blood Challenge 2016 at the Rockingham Collection Centre.

Officers and sailors from Western Australia's HMAS Stirling rolled up their sleeves recently to take part in the Defence Blood Challenge.

Kuttabul's community focus extends inland

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Petty Officer David Henderson invites a child to try the lucky dip at the Navy Community Engagement marquee during the ‘Great Fete’, Castle Hill. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer David Henderson invites a child to try the lucky dip at the Navy Community Engagement marquee during the ‘Great Fete’, Castle Hill.

Kids from north-west Sydney were able to get a taste of Navy life recently as HMAS Kuttabul’s Navy Community Engagement Team attended the ‘Great Fete’ at Castle Hill.

Legacy Week personal for Waterhen

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Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Jean Metcalf holds a Legacy bucket at HMAS Waterhen as he prepares to raise money for ‘Legacy Week 2016’. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Jean Metcalf holds a Legacy bucket at HMAS Waterhen as he prepares to raise money for ‘Legacy Week 2016’.

Collecting money for Legacy was more than just adding a helping hand for HMAS Waterhen's Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Jean Metcalf, whose grandmother is one thousands of widows supported each year by the charity.