Donations to Navy charity reach £1M milestone

Donations from BAE Systems to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) have reached the landmark figure of £1 million. The Company has supported the charity since it was established in 2007. The RNRMC is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It supports past and present personnel from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary and their families.

Last year, the charity helped more than 60,000 serving personnel, veterans and their family members through a range of initiatives. BAE Systems assisted the charity on a number of these, including, employability and resettlement programmes for those who need support transitioning to civilian life, a number of sports projects and employee-led fundraising days across the year. The Company also sponsors prestigious events such as the RNRMC Trafalgar Night Dinner and Heroes Cycle Challenge.

Glynn Phillips, Managing Director of BAE Systems’ maritime and land business, said:

“At BAE Systems, we work every day to protect and equip the men and women of our armed forces and we’re privileged to continue that support for sailors, marines and their families through our relationship with the RNRMC. We are proud to reach the £1 million figure and look forward to continuing our important work together.”

Andrew Jameson, Chief Executive of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, said:

“Surpassing the £1 million milestone in donations from BAE Systems marks a momentous achievement, highlighting the extraordinary impact of our partnership in supporting the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel and their families.

“We couldn’t begin to do what we do without the backing of our corporate partners. To reach this milestone is a testament to our close working relationship with BAE Systems.”

Since 2007, the RNRMC has funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. It has distributed over £100 million to organisations and charities which care for serving personnel, children, families and veterans.

Last year, BAE Systems contributed more than £11.2m to projects supporting its local communities, education and the armed forces through charitable sponsorships, donations, employee fundraising and volunteering.

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