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News & Events

The Trust takes every possible opportunity to engage with our beneficiaries and their families by attending events across the country. As we are unable to visit every area on a regular basis we also publish matters of local or national interest in the press and other media.

Events

8 May

VE Day Commemorations – Plymouth Hoe – Cancelled

Date: Fri 8th May 2020

Location: The Hoe, Plymouth

8 May

Armed Forces Charity Cricket Match – Cancelled

Date: Fri 8th May 2020

Location: Emsworth Cricket Ground

16 May

HMS SULTAN Open Day – Cancelled

Date: Sat 16th May 2020

Location: HMS SULTAN, Gosport

23 May

Barley Aid – Barley Mow PH – Cancelled

Date: Sat 23rd May 2020

Location: Castle Road, Southsea

28 May

RNAS YEOVILTON Families Day – Cancelled

Date: Thu 28th May 2020

Location: RNAS YEOVILTON

6 Jun

HMS COLLINGWOOD Open Day – Cancelled

Date: Sat 6th June 2020

Location: Fareham

27 Jun

National Armed Forces Day – Scarborough – Cancelled

Date: Sat 27th June 2020

Location: South Bay

11 Jul

RN International Air Day – RNAS Yeovilton – Cancelled

Date: Sat 11th July 2020

Location: RNAS YEOVILTON

25 Jul

Pembroke House Garden Party – Cancelled

Date: Sat 25th July 2020

Location: Pembroke House - Contact Kelly 01634 852431 for tickets

5 Aug

HMS EXCELLENT Families Day – Cancelled

Date: Wed 5th August 2020

Location: HMS EXCELLENT Whale Island

12 Sep

RM Corps Families Day

Date: Sat 12th September 2020

Location: CTCRM Lympstone

8 Oct

RNBT Annual Presentation

Date: Thu 8th October 2020

Location: HMS COLLINGWOOD

News

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RNBT CLOSURE – COVID 19

Tue 24th March 2020

CASTAWAY HOUSE IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE DURATION OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. STAFF ARE NOW ALL WORKING FROM HOME TO CONTINUE TO DELIVER SUPPORT FOR OUR BENEFICIARIES. FOR CRISIS OR URGENT SUPPORT SEE http://www.rnbt.org.uk/how-we-help/wide-ranging-financial-help/how-to-apply/ OR EMAIL rnbt@rnbt.org.uk  ...

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New Milestone for the Centenary Care Home Project

Tue 17th March 2020

We have now signed and exchanged contracts at the offices of Blake Morgan with our chosen development partner, LNT Care Developments Ltd, to buy the land and build our 66-bed care home for our Centenary Project, subject to gaining planning permission from Portsmouth City Council. This marks an important project milestone. We are looking forward...

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Waitrose of Southsea Community Matters donates to the Care Home Project

Tue 10th March 2020

At the start of the New Year, RNBT was part of the Community Matters scheme run by Waitrose in Southsea.  Our supporters were asked to ‘Pop when you Shop’ a green token into the RNBT section, the chosen 3 charities would each receive a share of £1000.  Today the Chief Executive, Rob Bosshardt and the...

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Pembroke House Activities Co-ordinator achieves distinction for MSc

Fri 28th February 2020

Laura was given the opportunity to study for a Master of Science degree in Social and Applied Psychology through her role at Pembroke House, the course was funded by RNBT.  Her 2 years of determination, hard studying, essays and projects were finally worth it when Laura graduated at the University of Kent with a distinction....

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RNBT Ordinary Member Trustee Vacancy

Thu 13th February 2020

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT) helps those who are serving or have served as Warrant Officers and below in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, and their dependants, who find themselves in need or distress.  Thousands of applicants, both serving and retired, are assisted every year.  We also run a Care Home and an...

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Wessex Lodge of Fidelity (Fareham) donate to the Centenary Care Home Project

Tue 21st January 2020

During a Confederation Of Naval Associations (CONA) meeting, the RNBT Chief Executive, Rob Bosshardt, gave a presentation on the plans for the Centenary Care Home Project, being built in Milton, Portsmouth.  Tony and Dave thought this would be a good project to donate to.  They approached the members of the Wessex Lodge of Fidelity, who...

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Dave Gibson – Cycling Home for Christmas (5000 miles)

Tue 24th December 2019

Dave is a former Royal Marines Warrant Officer who was discharged from the Service after completing close to 29 years of “undetected crime” in the Corps. Employed for the last 7 years as one of the RNBT Grant Administrators he decided to try and keep fit by joining the Royal Marines Association Cycle Club, nothing...

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Pembroke House Job Vacancy – Head of Administration

Thu 14th November 2019

Start date February 2020; applicants should have the following attributes: Empathy with the elderly Experienced administrator Good communication and interpersonal skills Competent with office based IT Flexible and enthusiastic Team player The right person will have skills to multi-task, work well under pressure and use their initiative. Ideally with experience working in a care home...

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RNBT helps create new business Heckleby’s Hounds

Tue 6th August 2019

Leon Gray, a former Service Policeman set up Heckleby’s Hounds dog walking and pet services business in March 2019 and with the help of a business grant from RNBT was able to expand.  Leon was able to purchase more pet equipment, such as dog leads, muzzles and also use the funds to complete a Dog...

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RNBT Financial Controller to take Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge

Tue 25th June 2019

Rob and his team will be attempting to complete the 25 mile route with over 5,000 feet of ups and downs in less than 12 hours.  Rob is no stranger to challenges having competed in the London Marathon in 2017.  Rob and the team will be raising funds for RNBT.  To find out how you...

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BSC2 climbs to Everest Base Camp

Mon 6th May 2019

On the 13th of April Tracy Mawer joined a group of 7 others to commence a 19 day trek to Everest Base Camp.  After arriving in vibrant Kathmandu she took an ‘interesting and heart-stopping’ internal flight to Lukla airport to start our trek.  In the first few days the team passed through many villages greeting...

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Mayor of Fareham Charity Ball

Thu 4th April 2019

Guests of the Mayor of Fareham Charity Ball were treated to a night of entertainment at a Hollywood Oscars styled, red carpet event at Ferneham Hall, Fareham. Splendour oozed around the room as a variety of entertainment added to a very spectacular night. Our President, Chairman, CE and all those that have been involved, would...

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Then and Now – RNBT Grants Committee

Mon 18th March 2019

Well not much has changed, the RNBT are still giving money away to serving personnel and veterans of the RN and RM and their families but what has changed is the volume of beneficiaries and the amounts. In just 1 yr (ended 30 June 1977) the Grant Committee helped 249 beneficiaries and their families to...

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RNBT Poster Veteran visits Castaway House

It was a lovely surprise to meet the man who has been the face of the RNBT posters for over 7 years. Vic Read traveled from Bognor Regis by public transport especially to meet Corinne, the Events and Publicity Officer. It was many years ago that Corinne saw a photo of Vic, taken at the...

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Milestone 30 years Service for RNBT’s Sue Houghton

Fri 1st February 2019

It was way back in January 1989, (Harry Potter had just been born, well Daniel Radcliffe to be precise) that Sue Houghton, the Administration Assistant at RNBT HQ walked through the doors of James Lane House. Sue started her time here as a typist and has seen many changes in her 30 year service. A...

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The HMS BRISTOL Rowers

Tue 16th October 2018

CPO Daz Hoare arranged a Rowing challenge on board HMS BRISTOL, the equivalent to rowing from Portsmouth Harbour to Chatham Harbour within 24 hrs. They raised over £250. Learn more about the challenge in our video below:...

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Mayor of Fareham Charity WW1 Concert

Wed 12th September 2018

The venue will be at Fareham’s Ferneham Hall on Sunday 30 September 2018 – Matinee performance Tickets will be £17 and £15 concession for over 60’s and under 16’s Please contact Ferneham Hall Box Office for tickets. http://www.fernehamhall.co.uk/whats-on/music/royal-marines-association-band/...

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Pembroke House – Positive Feedback from CQC Inspection

Tue 26th June 2018

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out a comprehensive inspection of Pembroke House on 13th and 14th June 2018. Whilst the full inspection report has not yet been published, the written feedback from the Inspector was most encouraging, noting the ‘positive comments from people about the care provided’; ‘full activities programme and planned visits’; ‘good...

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