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£80,000 donated to SSAFA rehabilitation and care homes

The Greenwich Hospital Grant has been awarded through The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

25 September 2015

£80,000 donated to SSAFA rehabilitation and care homes

A Greenwich Hospital Grant of £80,000 has been awarded through The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) towards some of SSAFA’s projects which support Naval service personnel, veterans and their families across the UK.

The grant to SSAFA will contribute £60,000 towards the central costs of our caseworking with the Naval community, £10,000 towards our Norton Homes for injured personnel undergoing treatment or rehabilitation and their families, and £10,000 towards our St Vincent’s care home, which is a residential care home for elderly veterans on the Isle of Wight.

Overall, £2.4 million in grants is being released by Greenwich Hospital in partnership with the RNRMC to 23 charities whose service users range from children, serving and ex-Service personnel and families.

Making a difference to the lives of the Naval Service community

Robert Robson, Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, said: “As a grant-making charity it is our job to identify where the need is greatest within the Naval Service community and support as many of our beneficiaries as we can through the grants we make; in this case to the frontline charities making a difference to people’s lives. These SSAFA projects epitomise perfectly the difference we’re trying to make.

“This grant will enable nearly 5,000 Naval dependants to access emotional and practical support through its caseworkers, look after the wellbeing of our injured through its Norton Home Headley Court family accommodation unit and support the most elderly of veterans.”

Deborah Easlick, Director of Fundraising at SSAFA, said: “We were absolutely delighted to receive this good news from these supporting charities. Their incredibly generous support will make a significant difference to the lives of Naval service personnel, veterans and their families who come to SSAFA needing help for a wide variety of reasons.”

Hugh Player, Director of Greenwich Hospital said: “We are proud to support those who serve, or have served, and their dependants. That is our charitable responsibility and our aim is to do more, and in more ways, for more people, in the coming years. Greenwich Hospital is honoured to continue assisting SSAFA in its worldwide recognition of the lifelong needs of RN personnel and their families.”

About The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity logoThe Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It exists to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.

Its Group of charities includes The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, The Royal Navy Officers’ Charity, The Naval Service Sports Charity and The C Group.

Since 2007, it has funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. It also distributes millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Naval Service.

For more information on The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, call 023 9254 8128 or visit the RNRMC website.

About Greenwich Hospital

Greenwich Hospital logoGreenwich Hospital is a unique Royal Naval Crown Charity founded in 1694. Today it disburses some £6m annually providing benevolence, support, education, and housing to about 25,000 serving and retired Royal Navy personnel and their families. This includes over £2m per year distributed via block grants through its partnership with RNRMC, to some 23 other Royal Naval and tri-service charities.

Regular grants made by Greenwich Hospital to Naval charity through the RNRMC include those to the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT) and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund (RNRMCF).  The Hospital has also financed dementia care nurses and provides bursaries and grants to students from Royal Naval families  for boarding and tertiary education.   

Visit the Greenwich Hospital website.