Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

HMAS Adelaide supports the Legacy Foundation

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Amy Campbell (author), MIDN Jarrod Buissink (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

The Ford family enjoyed the hospitality of the Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide with dinner in the VIP Dining Room.  (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

The Ford family enjoyed the hospitality of the Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide with dinner in the VIP Dining Room.

HMAS Adelaide has provided high-profile support to the Legacy Foundation by welcoming a generous family on board for a sea ride recently.

Warramunga supports children’s cancer research

Published on by LEUT Patrick Collins (author), LCDR David Knight (photographer)

Children's Cancer Institute Diamond Ball Tour onboard HMAS Warramunga (photo: LCDR David Knight)

Children's Cancer Institute Diamond Ball Tour onboard HMAS Warramunga

On 16 December HMAS Warramunga hosted a luncheon in support of cancer research. The opportunity to attend an exclusive tour and luncheon was auctioned at the Children's Cancer Institute Diamond Ball in August. The Institute is committed to putting an end to Childhood Cancer, and the Diamond Ball is a significant fundraising activity that has been held every year for the last 20 years.

Thinking together for life changes

Published on by Mrs Emily Thomas (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Warrant Officer Shane Rossetto and wife Una at the Base Administration Centre, HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Warrant Officer Shane Rossetto and wife Una at the Base Administration Centre, HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

Warrant Officer Shane Rosetto and his wife, Una, believe the transition back to civilian life is a family affair.

Big hearts at Harman

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of the HARMAN Command Team attended the annual Queanbeyan Legacy ladies Christmas Luncheon on Saturday 5 December at the Queanbeyan Kangaroo's Rugby League Club to present the cheque to the President of Queanbeyan Legacy, Mr Jack Sealey. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the HARMAN Command Team attended the annual Queanbeyan Legacy ladies Christmas Luncheon on Saturday 5 December at the Queanbeyan Kangaroo's Rugby League Club to present the cheque to the President of Queanbeyan Legacy, Mr Jack Sealey.

Canberra Navy base HMAS Harman is short on ships but big on generosity. This year the small team have chosen to volunteer their time and fundraising skills again for ship's charity, Queanbeyan Legacy.

A true Aussie hero

This article has photo gallery Published on by SQNLDR Nicola Frost (author), CPL Ben Dempster (photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to the Middle East region, show-case their quilts and laundry bags, produced and delivered by over 200 volunteer quilters in Australia, as part of Aussie Hero Quilts. (photo: CPL Ben Dempster)

Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to the Middle East region, show-case their quilts and laundry bags, produced and delivered by over 200 volunteer quilters in Australia, as part of Aussie Hero Quilts.

On operations today, someone's day just got better. They have not only received some post from Australia but they have received a parcel from an unknown, deeply talented and caring person who makes quilts or laundry bags for deployed Australian service personnel.

How ‘Mo’ can you go?

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Melanie Verho, RAN, (right) judges the moustaches for Movember's 'Best Sculpted Mo' competition on the HMAS Cerberus Parade Ground, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Melanie Verho, RAN, (right) judges the moustaches for Movember's 'Best Sculpted Mo' competition on the HMAS Cerberus Parade Ground, Victoria.

As November approached, anticipation grew among the men of HMAS Cerberus with many planning their 'manscaping' for a chance to win the 2015 Cerberus Movember Challenge.

Navy helps special needs children celebrate Christmas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Brook Oram (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Members (blue shirts) volunteer to give away toys to families at the Special Children's Christmas Party held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Rosehill NSW.

 (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Royal Australian Navy Members (blue shirts) volunteer to give away toys to families at the Special Children's Christmas Party held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Rosehill NSW.

A team of over 70 Navy volunteers from Sydney bases HMAS Kuttabul, HMAS Waterhen and HMAS Watson joined other Sydney community and corporate groups to help run the 20th Annual Make a Wish Foundation Special Children’s Christmas Party at the Rosehill Gardens Race Course on 2 December.

Seizing the mo-ment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The handover of funds raised by the Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) at Both Watches Cafe of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

From the left: Petty Officer Mark Woodhouse; Private Jessica McCormack;
Sue Guiney (Navy Canteens); Henry Burns (IPRC Winner of the Moustache Challenge); Sergeant Ben Vickery and; Kym Kepple. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The handover of funds raised by the Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) at Both Watches Cafe of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. From the left: Petty Officer Mark Woodhouse; Private Jessica McCormack; Sue Guiney (Navy Canteens); Henry Burns (IPRC Winner of the Moustache Challenge); Sergeant Ben Vickery and; Kym Kepple.

It seems the six-week Indigenous Pre-Recruitment Course at HMAS Cerberus is more than a great place for young Indigenous Australians to grow confidence about future Defence careers. The course also appears to be a great place to grow moustaches.

Riding the reef for Beyond Blue

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Gallagher (author), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Brian Semple gets some kilometres up for the Sirius 'Ride the Reef' charity fundraising event for Beyond Blue. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Brian Semple gets some kilometres up for the Sirius 'Ride the Reef' charity fundraising event for Beyond Blue.

As HMAS Sirius was about to commence transiting through the Great Barrier Reef on return from a successful South East Asian deployment, Lieutenant Commander Neil Krauklis was limbering up on the bridge wing waiting for the starter's whistle to begin pedalling for the charity fundraising event 'Ride the Reef for Beyond Blue'.

Blood challenge in home stretch

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author and photographer)

Commander Chloe Wootten donates blood plasma at the Canberra Donor Centre. This was Commander Wootten 100th blood donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Commander Chloe Wootten donates blood plasma at the Canberra Donor Centre. This was Commander Wootten 100th blood donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

With the potential of saving up to 300 lives, Royal Australian Navy Commander, Chloe Wootten, has reached an amazing milestone of donating blood 100 times for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.