Topic: RAN Relief Trust Fund
Able Seaman Cooper Blackwood and his partner, Able Seaman Sarah Horn, in Brisbane after Cooper's holiday accident in Bali.
Enjoying a break from their ship by the pool of a resort, a well-earned holiday in Bali turned tragic for a young Navy couple when water-lover Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cooper Blackwood dived into the resort pool to cool down.
Chair of the RAN Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF), Commodore Shane Glassock, right, and Leading Seaman Jo Andrews finish processing another batch of RANRTF Christmas Loans at Campbell Park, Canberra.
Every year the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund spreads Christmas cheer, and this year hundreds of Navy members will enjoy a happier Stand Down period after being granted loans to help them with some of the extra costs of the holiday season.
Runners starting the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Keeping Watch Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk at Mosman, Sydney.
A record 280 runners and power walkers turned out for the 41st annual HMAS
Penguin Gate to Gate charity fun run on the shores of Middle Harbour in Sydney.
Navy’s welfare fund Keeping Watch has unveiled a new logo, designed to better represent the RAN workforce and to draw attention to a worthy cause.
L-R: Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight, AM; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief Executive Office Navy Health, Ron Wilson; Chairman Navy Health, Commodore Syd Lemon, Ret'd; Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN; and Commander Christina Ween, RAN; with the $15,000 cheque presented to Keeping Watch from Navy Health, during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.
Royal Australian Navy members in need have been given a boost with a donation of $15,000 to the Keeping Watch Navy benevolent fund.
Commander Christina Ween and Defence Bank’s Russell Branch Manager, Annie Chowdhry count the money collected from the International Women’s Day Barbeque held at Russell Offices, Canberra.
Members serving at Navy Headquarters have dug deep for a worthy cause, raising more than $1,000 for the sailor support charity
File image: Officers and sailors from eastern based ships and establishments fall out from a group photograph on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra at the conclusion of Fleet Divisions in Garden Island, Sydney, in December 2017.
Members who have served 7 years or more will be eligible for interest-free loans of up to $7000 under a new initiative by the RAN’s Relief Trust Fund announced this month.
Trustees with the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund formally endorse annual Christmas loans to Navy members at their end of year board meeting in Canberra. From left: Mr Lakesh Sundar; CMDR Christina Ween; LS Joanne Andrews; RADM Brett Wolski, AM; LCDR Susan Harris; CAPT Peter Dowton, CSC; WO Karen Sellars; and LEUT Luke Reynoldson.
Christmas has come early for hundreds of RAN members, who are struggling to make ends meet this festive season.
Rear Admiral Brett Wolski and Leading Seaman Nick Magfas accept a $4500 cheque from Mr Kevin Assenheim and Mr Allen Palmer who are part of the End of Steam Era Reunion 2017 which was donated to Keeping Watch.
Navy's charity, Keeping Watch, owes its very existence to the spirit and generosity of its donors and recently, Keeping Watch was the recipient of a generous donation from a group of ‘old and bold’ steamers.
Mr Lakesh Sundar and Deputy Chair Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund, Captain Lisa Batchler process the Christmas loan funds to be issued.
It was a jolly day in the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund Office on 5 December, when the staff hit the button to pay out $377,000 in interest free Christmas Loans to Navy personnel.