Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

Emu reels in big bushfire donations

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam 'Emu' Carruthers hands Garry Brown, Deputy Captain of the Sussex Inlet Rural Fire Brigade, a cheque for $9000, the proceeds of the charity auction he organised. L-R: Terry Davies, Debbie Simpson, Wally Cook, Garry Brown, Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam Carruthers, Manfred Simpson, Terry Davies, Jim Denchem and Mandy Cropper. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam 'Emu' Carruthers hands Garry Brown, Deputy Captain of the Sussex Inlet Rural Fire Brigade, a cheque for $9000, the proceeds of the charity auction he organised. L-R: Terry Davies, Debbie Simpson, Wally Cook, Garry Brown, Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam Carruthers, Manfred Simpson, Terry Davies, Jim Denchem and Mandy Cropper.

Outside of working hours, 725 Squadron’s Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam ‘Emu’ Carruthers is a keen angler, who regularly competes in and wins fishing tournaments around Australia.

Navy People Group joins Blaze Aid to help fire-affected communities

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

L-R: BlazeAid team leader, Lindsay 'Co' Cosgrove; Chief Petty Officer Amy Gale; Petty Officer Chris Leibick; Claremont property owner Chris Bright; and Lieutenant Commander Dale Young take a break from repairing fences on Claremont, a property affected by the 2019/2020 bushfires close to Adelong, NSW. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

L-R: BlazeAid team leader, Lindsay 'Co' Cosgrove; Chief Petty Officer Amy Gale; Petty Officer Chris Leibick; Claremont property owner Chris Bright; and Lieutenant Commander Dale Young take a break from repairing fences on Claremont, a property affected by the 2019/2020 bushfires close to Adelong, NSW.

Some 200 kilometres from the nearest ocean, the NSW Riverina town of Adelong played host to a team of 16 Officers and Sailors from Navy People Group in Canberra, who wanted to help people in the fire-affected region.

Australian Maritime Warfare Centre puts team building into practice at The Infants’ Home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author)

Volunteers from the Australian Maritime Warfare Centre (AMWC) spent a day helping with maintenance around The Infants’ Home in Ashfield, Sydney, the AMWC’s designated charity. L-R: Leading Seaman Stephen Davies-Griffith; Lieutenant Commander Chito Irlandez; Commander Michael Hicking and Able Seaman Royce Lee. (photo: )

Volunteers from the Australian Maritime Warfare Centre (AMWC) spent a day helping with maintenance around The Infants’ Home in Ashfield, Sydney, the AMWC’s designated charity. L-R: Leading Seaman Stephen Davies-Griffith; Lieutenant Commander Chito Irlandez; Commander Michael Hicking and Able Seaman Royce Lee.

A working party from the Australian Maritime Warfare Centre recently lent a hand at The Infants’ Home in Ashfield, Sydney, carrying on a 50-year Navy tradition of support for the charity.

723 marks end of decade with busy and rewarding year

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author)

Members of 723 Squadron pictured with families affected by cancer at a static aircraft display at Lake Crackenback Resort, NSW. (photo: )

Members of 723 Squadron pictured with families affected by cancer at a static aircraft display at Lake Crackenback Resort, NSW.

This was a busy year for 723 Squadron and the Joint Helicopter School, with the Squadron’s rate of effort increasing significantly throughout the year.

Submarine Force brings Christmas joy to families

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Larissa Maslin; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Steve Merritt; Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Christian Thom; St Vincent de Paul Regional President Mr Edward Wolanski; Mrs Wendy Wolanski; and Mrs Lily Tan at Penola by the Sea Convent, Safety Bay in Western Australia with Submarine Forces donated goods. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Larissa Maslin; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Steve Merritt; Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Christian Thom; St Vincent de Paul Regional President Mr Edward Wolanski; Mrs Wendy Wolanski; and Mrs Lily Tan at Penola by the Sea Convent, Safety Bay in Western Australia with Submarine Forces donated goods.

In maintaining ties and involvement with the local community, members of the Submarine Force based at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia recently gifted food and toys to the local St Vincent de Paul charity.

Canberra crew scales down for charity

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

A member HMAS Canberra's ship's company abseils down the side of HMAS Canberra during a charity abseiling event. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

A member HMAS Canberra's ship's company abseils down the side of HMAS Canberra during a charity abseiling event.

It’s not every day that ship’s company gets to abseil down the side of one of the largest vessels ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy, but volunteers from HMAS Canberra and HMAS Kuttabul did just that in the name of charity.

Navy Canteens celebrates 65 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN and the youngest member of HMAS Cerberus, Seaman Trainee William Judd, together with Navy Canteens Manager Rhonda Gregg, cut the cake to celebrate Navy Canteen's 65th birthday, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN and the youngest member of HMAS Cerberus, Seaman Trainee William Judd, together with Navy Canteens Manager Rhonda Gregg, cut the cake to celebrate Navy Canteen's 65th birthday, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Navy Canteens has celebrated 65 years of enhancing the lives of Navy people and their families through the provision of morale and welfare services and support.

Christmas comes early

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

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.

Newcastle’s legacy, Choules’ future

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jaqui Meacle (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, presents the Newcastle Senior School with a $10,000 donation of funds raised by the ship’s company. (photo: )

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, presents the Newcastle Senior School with a $10,000 donation of funds raised by the ship’s company.

HMAS Choules has added to the legacy left by decommissioned warship Newcastle in supporting the Newcastle Senior School by recently donating $10,000 for educational aids and new sports equipment.

HMAS Penguin runners go gate to gate for Keeping Watch

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Runners starting the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Keeping Watch Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk at Mosman, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

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.