Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by PO Kevin Close (author)

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.

Sailors support Legacy Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Able Seamen Aviation Daniel May and Shannon O'Brien of HMAS Albatross sell Legacy badges in Martin Place, Sydney during Legacy Week. 
 (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Able Seamen Aviation Daniel May and Shannon O'Brien of HMAS Albatross sell Legacy badges in Martin Place, Sydney during Legacy Week.

Sailors from Sydney and the New South Wales South Coast have been throwing their support behind Legacy this week, raising money and awareness for the organisation that supports Defence families.

Navy blood-letting a life saver

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Australian Army Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, Royal Australian Air Force Blood Ambassador Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman and Defence Civilian Blood Ambassador Mr Adam Friederich at the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge launch, held at Red Cross Canberra Donor Centre on the 22 August, 2016. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Australian Army Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, Royal Australian Air Force Blood Ambassador Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman and Defence Civilian Blood Ambassador Mr Adam Friederich at the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge launch, held at Red Cross Canberra Donor Centre on the 22 August, 2016.

The gloves are off and sleeves are rolled up within Defence with the launch of the annual Defence Blood Challenge in support of the Red Cross Blood Service.

New-look canteen for Albatross

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

 Navy Canteens chair Commodore Ian Murray, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman were on hand to conduct the official opening. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Navy Canteens chair Commodore Ian Murray, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman were on hand to conduct the official opening.

HMAS Albatross is sporting a first-class recreational and meeting space with the opening of the Navy Canteens facility in the newly constructed base support precinct.

Contributions recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by Alex DeValentin (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Cleary is presented a Recognition Award by Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (Left) and the Area Manager Defence Community Organisation (DCO) Sydney and Liverpool, Ms Kate Ambler (right) for his dedication to the Defence Community Organisation at a morning tea to celebrate its 20th anniversary at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Cleary is presented a Recognition Award by Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (Left) and the Area Manager Defence Community Organisation (DCO) Sydney and Liverpool, Ms Kate Ambler (right) for his dedication to the Defence Community Organisation at a morning tea to celebrate its 20th anniversary at HMAS Kuttabul.

For the past 20 years, the Defence Community Organisation has worked with Command, families and community organisations to develop a strong, connected and resilient Defence community that supports Australian Defence Force members and their families.

Penguin feels the burn for charity

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), WO John O'Brien (photographer)

Penguin Commanding Officer, Commander Ian Campbell, running up Awaba Street, Mosman, with Dougall.
 (photo: WO John O'Brien)

Penguin Commanding Officer, Commander Ian Campbell, running up Awaba Street, Mosman, with Dougall.

Personnel from Sydney base, HMAS Penguin, helped raised $10,000 for sick children during the gruelling Balmoral Burn foot race recently.

 

Giving goes both ways

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author)

Leading Seaman Matthew ‘Matty’ Andrews has given 15 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy and would not have it any other way. He thoroughly enjoys his role training new officers at HMAS Creswell, teaching them the basics of going to sea during initial training. However, unlike many of his peers, to be able to focus on his work life, has had quite a few obstacles to overcome on the home front.  (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Matthew ‘Matty’ Andrews has given 15 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy and would not have it any other way. He thoroughly enjoys his role training new officers at HMAS Creswell, teaching them the basics of going to sea during initial training. However, unlike many of his peers, to be able to focus on his work life, has had quite a few obstacles to overcome on the home front.

Leading Seaman Matthew ‘Matty’ Andrews has given 15 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy and would not have it any other way.

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.