RNRMC Announced Charity Of The Day for Army v Navy 2013

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity are the chosen charity of the day for the Army v Navy event to be held at Twickenham on 27th April 2013.

THe RNRU are delighted that The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity are the chosen charity for this fantastic event. 

Robert Robson, Cheif Executive for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity released the following statement: -

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity are delighted to be involved for the first time with the Army vs Navy game at Twickenham on 27th April 2013 - the premiere event in the Interservices Competition.

This charity exists to give a better quality of life to serving and former naval personnel and their families. Whilst the vast majority of our 1.2 million beneficiaries require help later in life, we have a definite focus on those who wear the uniform today. Supporting our ships, squadrons, submarines and commandos on operations, and those at home waiting for them to return, is a fundamental part of our mission. The money we can give to help the fun side of life, from families' days, homecoming events and adventurous training, is crucial to keeping our people fit and well and their morale high.

On the subject of fitness, we even have our own dedicated Sports charity which provides over £400,000 a year to all the sporting associations run by the Naval Service. So we do Sport!

It is our ability to give support in many different ways all the way through life that makes the RNRMC unique.  We are a grant making charity, giving out over £6 million in the last year alone, and are very proud that for every pound we raise 92p will go out in grants. The range of charities we help is wide, from our own specific family of naval charities such as The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust and the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children's Fund right through to those who support all of our men and women in the Forces such as SSAFA Forces Help, Combat Stress, Blind Veterans UK, Erskine Homes, the Not Forgotten Association and many more too numerous to mention.

We are also there for the tough times. When disaster strikes we are able to provide an immediate grant of £12,000 to the dependants of those who die in service; and for those struggling through the Recovery Pathway we provide direct personal help for the injured and their families.

If you would like to learn more about the work of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, or want to find out more ways that you can support us, please visit http://www.rnrmc.org.uk/  or come and meet us on our stand at the game!

Tickets for the event will go on sale later this week at www.navyrugbyunion.co.uk