Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community
Hundreds of Navy people can attest to the gratitude they felt to be sent a handcrafted, volunteer-made quilt while deployed on operations. Now after eight years supporting Navy people, Mrs Jan-Maree Ball, leader of Aussie Hero Quilts, has been presented with a quilt of her own.
Winter is an especially busy time for many Shoalhaven support services, which means the HMAS Albatross Community Engagement Team has also been busy providing assistance however and whenever they can.
Following the experience of a lively monthly ‘Soundwaves’ concert at HMAS Cerberus last year, Mr Patrick Morel was most impressed, and soon after requested a concert at the Cumberland View Retirement Village for himself and his fellow residents.
While usually rewarding for members, deployments and other absences can be a stressful and challenging time for some families. Defence Community Organisation has developed a new webinar series for members and their families called ‘Deployment: embracing the challenge’.
Every day across Australia someone, somewhere, needs the vital gift of blood. During National Blood Donor Week (14-20 June), Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is celebrating everyone who has helped to make the gift of blood possible in Australia.
The Beachvale Sub-Section of the Naval Association of Australia, located in South Australia, are proud of their motto “Once Navy - Always Navy - binding us all together.”
The Warship Asset Management Agreement Alliance, also known as WAMA, has reached a significant milestone in charity donations through its Team Anzac Charity Canteen.
HMAS Cerberus hosted an Anzac Day fundraiser for Soldier On on 25 April, led by Cerberus’ Physical Training Instructors and conducted outside the base’s gymnasium facility.
Navy’s commitment to the community has been highlighted yet again with a group of Royal Australian Navy personnel answering a new call for blood donors.
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.