Praise for RNBT from Patron – It’s business as usual

22nd April 2020

Prince Charles praises Portsmouth charity battling to help struggling Royal Navy and veteran families through lockdown crisis.

The royal championed the work of Portsmouth-based Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT), as it continues to support current and former naval personnel through the crisis.

The message comes as the head of the charity today warned of a huge rise in the number of desperate families appealing for aid, with more now struggling to pay for rent and food.

Rob Bosshardt, chief executive of the organisation, said the trust had handed out almost £12,000 in crisis grants to help naval families pay their rent – an increase of ‘200 per cent’ compared to a similar pre-lockdown period.