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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.

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Challenge CHIDDINGFOLD for RNBT

Tue 15th December 2015

Its wonderful to have the support of service personnel and none more so than the support of a whole Ship’s Company. As you may have seen from posts on Facebook, HMS CHIDDINGFOLD set themselves 4 massive challenges, swim the Channel, run the distance from Portsmouth to CHIDDINGFOLD, row the straights of Hamuz and lift the...

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Buzzword Creative long term supporter of RNBT

Tue 25th August 2015

The Chief Executive met with Adam Smith, the Managing Director of Buzzword, the Chichester based creative and graphic design agency to receive a donation. Buzzword supports the Trust in terms of the web-site, annual review and images for advertising etc. The cheque presentation took place in a local pub that features a wide cross section...

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RNBT charity of the year for HMS SULTAN Wives Club

Wed 15th July 2015

The HMS Sultan Wives Club, recently celebrated another successful year of fundraising by making a substantial donation to the care and welfare support offered by The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT). Margaret Bailey from the Wives Club said: “As a group we have been together for a number of years now. Fundraising for good causes has...

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Barley Aid 2015

Tue 9th June 2015

For the 4th year running Sandie DIxon and her team at Barley Aid have surpassed their fundraising target yet again. With activities and music in abundance Sandie’s team of supporters Louisa Mackay, Roger & Barbara Glancefield, Penny, Brian & Aidan Drage and Paul Meers pulled out all the stops to raise £820 for RNBT. Thanks...

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Pembroke House gardens get a helping hand from Victory Squadron

Tue 12th May 2015

Pembroke House was on the receiving end of a significant uplift in muscle power with a working party from HMS COLLINGWOOD’s VICTORY Squadron popping up for the day to lend a hand in the garden. The working party led by Leading Hands Kieran Heffernan and Andy Rouse did a super job working alongside Pembroke House’s Gary...

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Running for Victory…

Julie Behan a RNBT Trustee and Rob Jesson  the RNBT Financial Controller, went pounding the streets in their quest for physical gain and endurance. Julie completed her 2nd London Marathon and Rob ran in the Southampton Half Marathon. We are so proud of them at Castaway House, Rob revealed that his goal now is the London Marathon, Julie...

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Grant Administrator awarded 2SL Commendation

Thu 19th March 2015

Congratulations to RNBT’s Grant Administrator 1 Tony Brown, who was recently presented with a Commendation by Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel onboard HMS VICTORY. This was in recognition for his work at the Trust. Tony would like to thank all his colleagues for their assistance over the past 17 yrs without which...

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visits Castaway House

Fri 30th January 2015

Castaway House welcomed The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Right Honourable George Osborne MP this morning. The visit was to meet a cross section of the Naval Charity Sector and was organised through the Naval Families Federation, who along with seven other organisations have made Castaway House their home. The Chancellor announced grants totalling £3...

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The Earth moved for residents and staff at Pembroke House

Mon 26th January 2015

There was an audible sigh of relief when the 2.25 tonne granite globe and its base were safely craned into position at Pembroke House. The globe was made in India and shipped in before Christmas. It was purchased using a legacy left to the Home by a grateful former resident. Jo Trembeth, the Home Manager...

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