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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

28 Mar

Syd Lawrence Orchestra (Supporting Mayor of Fareham’s Charities)

Date: Thu 28th March 2019

Location: Ferneham Hall, Fareham

29 Mar

Mayor of Fareham’s Charity Ball

Date: Fri 29th March 2019

Location: Ferneham Hall, Fareham

25 May

Barley Aid – Barley Mow PH

Date: Sat 25th May 2019

Location: Castle Road, Southsea

1 Jun

HMS COLLINGWOOD Open Day

Date: Sat 1st June 2019

Location: Fareham

29 Jun

National Armed Forces Day (Salisbury)

Date: Sat 29th June 2019

Location: Salisbury

13 Jul

Royal Naval International Air Day

Date: Sat 13th July 2019

Location: RNAS Yeovilton

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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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Ordinary Member Trustee Vacancies

Thu 3rd January 2019

RNBT has vacancies for ‘Ordinary Member’ Trustees. 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...

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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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HMS BRISTOL 24 Hr Rowing Challenge

CPO(PT) Daz Hoare and his team of rowers will take on the challenge of rowing 339 kilometeres – 211 miles, the distance from Portsmouth Harbour to Chatham Harbour within 24hrs raising funds and awareness for RNBT and Pembroke House. The challenge will commence on 28 June on board HMS BRISTOL. To achieve this challenge each...

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Hays Travel (Gosport) Cycle to Plymouth and back

Thu 19th April 2018

A huge thank you to Hays Travel Gosport, Branch Manager Sara and her staff, who have recently cycled from Gosport to Plymouth and back on static bikes (thank you to Anytime Fitness (Gosport) for the loan of the bikes). Which equates to 340 miles. Customers and staff all got involved. The event also included a...

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Canterbury College, Public Services Students Visit Pembroke House

Fri 9th March 2018

During Canterbury College’s community engagement week, 18  Public Services’ students had the opportunity to volunteer for the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust, by visiting Pembroke House in Chatham. With the students aspiring toward careers within the Public Services, they were very keen to interact with the residents; playing games, telling them about their course and listening to the...

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Castaway House welcomes visit by Deputy Mayor of Fareham

Wed 31st January 2018

It was a pleasure to welcome the Deputy Mayor of Faraham, Susan Bayford at Castaway House.  Susan was accompanied by her husband Brian and Councillors Christine and Leslie Keeble.  It was the first time Susan had visited Castaway House.  During the visit the guests met with the heads of 4 of the naval charities who...

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95 year old veteran publishes his WWII memoirs – Out of My Hands:Memories of a ‘Sparker’ from WWII

Mon 29th January 2018

This illustrated memoir shows the war from different perspectives through Denis’s memories of evacuation, his first job, Home Guard duties, basic naval and telegraphy training, including Morse Code and subequent naval deployment.  The narrative is interlaced with details of his love for teacher, Marjorie, his childhood sweetheart and show us how fate and the decisions...

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RNBT Trustee receives OBE in New Year’s Honours

The Director of Care at The Royal Star & Garter Homes has received an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List. The award was made to Pauline Shaw in recognition of her services to Veterans.  Pauline is also a Trustee at The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust. As a nurse, Pauline has worked in clinical...

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Keith a long serving member of the Grant Committee retires

Thu 30th November 2017

Keith has been a member of the Grant Committee for many years, what started off as just a chat with a friend over a glass of whiskey “come along to the committee” he said and 18 years and near on 7,500 cases later Keith has made the decision to put down his pen and pick...

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The Trust and RBL help Rose come home

Thu 16th November 2017

During a trip to Thailand to visit their son, Rose, Arthur and son David were involved in a horrific car accident which took the lives of Rose’s son and husband and left Rose with serious injuries. Friends and family launched an appeal to raise funds so that Rose could be treated in Thailand. Rose spent...

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Project Semaphore helps residents at Pembroke House with iPads

Fri 3rd November 2017

It is not an IT Project, it is a Project to provide friendship, support and practical help. With the outcome of better spiritual and mental health: a recent study equated loneliness in the elderly to the effect of smoking 15 cigarettes a day. RNBT’s trustee Sarah Clewes helps with the project....

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