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.


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


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



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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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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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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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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