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Maritime Charity Celebrates Centenary at London Guildhall Dinner

The leading maritime charity, Seafarers UK, is holding its Centenary Dinner at Guildhall this evening, exactly 100 years to the day since the first meeting was held in 1917 in the City of London to discuss the formation of the charity (previously known as King George’s Fund for Sailors).

Almost 300 guests will attend a formal Reception and Dinner in Guildhall to mark the occasion. Celebrated guests will include HRH The Earl of Wessex (President of the charity since 2012, when he succeeded The Duke of Edinburgh), Admiral of The Fleet The Lord Boyce, Admiral The Lord West of Spithead and the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones.

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Finchale presents cheque to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

Durham based charity Finchale’s CEO, Mel Pears MBE, presented a cheque for £355.00 to Lieutenant Colonel Barnbrook, Regional Director North East of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, at a ceremony at Finchale’s site in Pity Me on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Finchale has worked with The Soldiers’ Charity over the past 2 years to provide tailored support to veterans from the North East of England to enable them to move from social exclusion to sustained employment.

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Princess pays tribute to Navy’s ‘pioneering’ breed of female sailors.

HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the exhibition ‘Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy’ at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard on the afternoon of 8 March 2017, followed by the launch of the WRNS100 centenary celebrations.

‘Pioneers to Professionals’ champions the early pioneers who fought for equal rights in the Royal Navy and tells the story of how women’s role and service in the navy has changed.

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Launch Event – 5th April – New applicants sought for new Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity volunteer funding programme: Helping Hands

Cobseo members are invited to the launch of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity’s Helping Hands grant programme, a Libor-funded initiative that seeks to utilise volunteers to deliver projects that provide friendship, support and practical help to Royal Navy and Royal Marines beneficiaries.

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Transition, intervention and liaison mental health service for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans

On 1 April 2017, NHS England is launching the transition, intervention and liaison (TIL) mental health service for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans.

Provided across England, the service will seek to increase the access and treatment to appropriate and timely mental health services for armed forces serving personnel approaching discharge and veterans with mental health difficulties.

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AFF explores families’ experience of Scottish posting

The Army Families Federation (AFF) has published the results of their most recent survey, which focussed specifically on families posted to Scotland.

The feedback they’ve received from Army families in Scotland has helped the charity to learn more about Army family life there, and will be used to help shape their upcoming Scotland roadshow in Kinloss on 23 March.

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Golden age of steam trains raises funds for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

Travel back in time to the golden age of steam train travel with a brand new book which is fundraising for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary since the end of regular steam hauled trains in Southern England back in 1967, Unforgettable Southern Steam Days features top quality photographs from the 1960’s, together with informative text, presented in a 64-page luxury book.

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