Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community
HMAS Adelaide has provided high-profile support to the Legacy Foundation by welcoming a generous family on board for a sea ride recently.
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.
Warrant Officer Shane Rosetto and his wife, Una, believe the transition back to civilian life is a family affair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.