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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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RNBT to administer the Submarine Memorial Fund

Fri 16th May 2014

David Watts, secretary of the Submariners Association, recently approached the RNBT’s Chief Executive (Stephen Farrington) asking about the RNBT’s support for current and former submariners. Information was exchanged that included details of the Submarine Memorial Fund, a restricted fund managed by the RNBT whose monies are spent supporting current and former non-commissioned submariners who find...

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Castaway House Supports ‘Blue Day’

Mon 12th May 2014

Colleagues from all the naval charities within Castaway House joined forces for Blue Day, the annual event which raises awareness and funds for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust. Emma, sister of Tom, works for the NFF and each year brings round ‘Blue Cakes in return for donations. You can find out more about the Trust...

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The John Cornwell VC National Memorial

The RNBT operates a small alms-house (6 x semi-detached houses) in Hornchurch, Essex that was built using money raised through public subscription in memory of local lad Boy Seaman John Cornwell VC who died from wounds sustained during the Battle of Jutland in 1916 while serving on the light cruiser HMS CHESTER. The alms-house was...

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Loyal Supporters Celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Tue 8th April 2014

Loyal supporters of RNBT, Bob and Grace Smith celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary (60 years) last week. Bob and Grace from Blackpool met in Stanley Park Blackpool whilst Bob was rowing on the lake, Grace spotted this handsome man straight away. Bob who first joined the Sea Cadets went on to become an Officer’s Cook...

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HMS COLLINGWOOD Spartan Warriors Fundraising for RNBT

Fri 28th March 2014

Three Petty Officers from the AWT Department at HMS COLLINGWOOD and a former sailor, Roger ‘Shep’ Shepherd. Matt Sommerville, Kev Bently and Frankie Pugliano are taking up the challenge of the Rat Race Dirty Weekend on Sat 10 May, prior to this challenge the lads aka The Spartans are conducting a series of small fundraising events...

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The perfect recipe for pancakes at HMS COLLINGWOOD

Wed 12th March 2014

Sailors from HMS COLLINGWOOD sprinkled goodwill on their pancakes on Shrove Tuesday by putting their hands in their pockets to support the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT). Chief Petty Officer Chip Miles from the Mattapan Section, Victory Squadron (VS) came up with the concept during adventure training when he realised he would be shore side...

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RNBT Administration Manager Lyn Gannon becomes one of the new TRiM Practitioners

Fri 7th March 2014

TRiM for veterans (T4V) provides a new tier of assistance to the RM Veteran community. The project is backed by the Operational Stress Management (OSM) Cell of the Naval Command HQ based in Portsmouth and the Royal Marines Assosciation (RMA) and Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF).  The project will be run initially as a pilot...

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RNBT’s Central Committee Meeting

Fri 14th February 2014

Today saw the termly meeting of the RNBT’s main trustee board  where a full agenda addressed all aspects of the RNBT’s business that involves assisting our beneficiaries – The RNBT Family – when they need a helping hand.  The Draft £4.9 Million budget for the next financial year was approved among other decisions with much...

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Creative Cake Baker Conquers HMS COLLINGWOOD Cake Bake (again)

Fri 7th February 2014

A massive well done to Tracy Wilson and her assisting team from Victory Squadron, HMS COLLINGWOOD in superbly organizing another Cake Bake held in the Chaplaincy in aid of RNBT. What a turn out of cakes from excellently decorated homemade cakes to even shop bought ‘One Direction’ ones. A large audience gathered in the Chaplaincy,...

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The Team Works!

Mon 3rd February 2014

The RNBT spends just shy of £5 million every year helping serving and former sailors and marines and their families who are going through a rough patch or are simply unable to look after themselves for a variety of reasons – including getting old. This charity’s business is managed by trustees supported by the Trust’s...

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