@thermcharity RMA-The Royal Marines Charity

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7 hours ago

⚽ Lockdown Legends ⚽ This week we have chosen to to award Pom and Mags a Lockdown Legend medal each. They completed a 24hour cross bar challenge over two days, it was a brilliant effort! The final score was: Mags - 510 Pom - 458 Thanks very much to you both! #RMfamily

9 hours ago

We are delighted to announce that RMA-The Royal Marines Charity has been successful in its application for funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. This funding is a lifeline to the Charity at a time when our ability to fundraise has been severely impacted by COVID-19. We applied for the funding to help provide support to the most vulnerable members of our community, particularly those experiencing exacerbated challenges due to social distancing measures. "We are delighted to have been awarded such a generous grant by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund. At a time when the Charity's income generation has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is wonderful that we have received funding that will enable us to support those members of the Corps Family most directly impacted by the lockdown battling mental health and alcohol addiction." - Jonathan Ball, Chief Executive If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact our welfare team on 0800 468 1664 Thank you @CovenantTrust Read the full story on our website. #RMFamily

14 hours ago

Happy Birthday Harry!🥳 Harry is 10 today and will be running his 10km run this morning!!!🏃🏻‍♂️😃 To celebrate his Birthday Harry decided to run 10km on his 10th Birthday, he's had lots of fundraising ideas and has worked very hard over the last 6months and we're proud of him! Harry will be live streaming this morning at 9.30am over on his Facebook Group 🏃🏻‍♂️ Good Luck Harry!!! 🍀 If you would like to donate or watch the live stream please head to our Facebook page to follow the links. #RMfamily #10kmRun


Last week Rob Shane ran 30 miles everyday in memory of the Magnificent 7. 🏃‍♂️👏 Rob, a former Royal Marine, ran an incredible 210 miles! He carried his beret with him on his final 30 miles. What an amazing effort! In true #RMfamily style his daughter has made a poster to cheer him on. Well done! Hoofing Effort! 🥳👍 Head to our Facebook page to follow the link to donate 👏

3 days ago

🏡Heroes at Home 🏡 Members of our #RMfamily have been signing up daily, and taking part in all sorts of challenges and activities! We'd like to see as many of you taking part as possible! All of these challenges are designed so you can make them your own, you can adapt them for the time you have available, your abilities, and make sure everyone can get involved. 🏃‍♂️Laps of your garden ⛰Summit the stairs 👪Family relay 🌻Sunflower growing 🍰Cake baking All you have to do is set up your Heroes at Home JustGiving Page and make your challenge your own. Head to our Facebook page to follow the link. 👇 https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/HeroesatHome #RMfamiliy #HeroesatHome

5 days ago

🏠 Support Armed Forces Day from your home 🏠 #ArmedForcesDay is a chance for the whole country to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. Following the announcement of the cancellation of this year's National Event in Scarborough, here's a reminder of some things you can do to show your support for our Armed Forces today from your home. Get involved today by joining Armed Forces Day on Facebook and @ArmedForcesDay on Twitter to keep up to date and show our Armed Forces how important they are to you. #SaluteOurForces is a simple way for anyone to pay tribute to the British Armed Forces community for their hard work, dedication and efforts to and keep us safe in the UK and across the globe. Post a picture using the #RMfamily # #armedforcesday or tag us @thermcharity #ArmedForcesDay #SaluteOurForces #RMfamily

6 days ago

Good News Story 👏 Matt Abbott completely turned the trajectory of his life 180 with the help and support of RMA- The Royal Marines Charity. He found himself trapped by complex PTSD and descending into chaos, he reached out to the Charity and we were able to support him through therapy. Matt put the hard work in and started to feel good again. "The therapist was amazing, and things started to get better after I started to see her" Matt said. In total, RMA - The Royal Marines Charity provided seventeen psychotherapy sessions which gave Matt the guidance he needed to turn his life around. He has gone on to inspire and support others by setting up his own charity, VetRun180. Read the full story here: https://theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk/news/vetrun-180/ #RMfamily #VetRun180

1 weeks ago

Mick Dawson is a former Royal Marines Commando, now a sailor, motivational speaker and adventurer. He saw active service in the Falklands War at the age of seventeen and then again in the Middle East. Following on from his military career he pursued his lifelong passion for the ocean. Mick became a professional sailor and then one of the most experienced and successful ocean rowers in the world. His new book, Never Leave a Man Behind, tells not one, but two epic stories of lending a helping hand to fellow military veterans, one traumatised, one blind. Through two voyages, which would have been challenging for ocean experts, let alone novices, Mick helped Steve and Sparky to surmount difficulties in their own lives in triumphant fashion. Join the virtual book launch today at 12pm https://hub.leadersmeets.com/JuneBookLaunch Read more here: https://theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk/news/never-leave-a-man-behind/ It's a fantastic read and available following the link below: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Never-Leave-Man-Behind-Falklands/dp/1472144023/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2ACCV8IDQ42EU&dchild=1&keywords=rowing+the+pacific&qid=1592823411&sprefix=rowing+the+pa%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-2 #RMfamily #CockleshellEndeavour # #armedforcesweek #saluteourforces

2 weeks ago

Have you got what it takes? Monty and Rory conceived the idea for the Royal Marines Charity Iron Challenge and came up with one of the hardest routes they could have possibly managed. You can take part in any or all of the legs: 2.4 mile sea swim 🏊🏼‍♂️ 180km bike section with 2,477m elevation 🚲 ⛰⛰ 26 mile run with 970m elevation 🏃🏼‍♂️⛰ 18 Hours ⌚ You could join Monty in facing a 2.4 mile sea swim, then a 180km bike section with 2,477M elevation (sea level to the summit of Ben Nevis twice ), and then a marathon with 970M elevation (sea level to the top of Scafell Pike ). The time limit for the whole challenge is 18 hours. The fundraising target for each participant per leg of the Iron Challenge is £400. Join here: https://www.justgiving.com/team/TeamMarinesIron #RMfamily #ironchallenge #royalmarines #getinvolved #fitness #fitnessmotivation

2 weeks ago

Heroes at Home 💪🏼🚲🏃🏼‍♂️🐾😁 We have been amazed at the effort and innovation that has come from our family. Congratulations to every single one of you on all of your efforts. Although we may be distanced we are not distant from each other. There's still plenty of ways that you can get involved, from attempting one of our challenges or creating your very own. We love to see what you get up to. https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/HeroesatHome #RMfamily #DistancedNotDistant

2 weeks ago

Day 4 #7forthe7 in memory of LCpl Martin ‘Fish’ Gill and the rest of the Mag7. 28k on a spin bike today, more than the normal 7 to make sure I’m not loafing 😮 Thanks for your support, you’re all hoofin’ 💪🙏👌 Please donate/share if possible #blackknights https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mag7forthe7

2 weeks ago

Operation Relic is a brilliant way to support the Charity at this time, any unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, and games can be sent free of charge following the simple instuctions below, and the value of your items will be donated to the Charity. 1. Download the Ziffit app (https://www.ziffit.com/en-gb/ziffit-app?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=The%20Royal%20Marines%20Charity&fbclid=IwAR00Ox8jMjEFpoSAHaDdbaMS3ENPkolkpWDb21wVQ9O61ZnA94ZSWUoVdj8 ), scan the barcodes of your products and get an instant value. 2. Select RMA – The Royal Marines Charity at checkout and pack up your unwanted gizzits. 3. Use Ziffit's free courier* or drop-off service to send your items. Yes you heard us right, FREE courier service. 4. The value of your items will be donated to us. (https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=oprelic&utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=The%20Royal%20Marines%20Charity&fbclid=IwAR2UiVwQctbpex3m10D5ZAwgro4Gncr5Fm4R2R6HF4zUCxdYwmeWGwGqF1A ) #OperationRelic #DeclutterAndDonate #Charity #RMfamily

2 weeks ago

🙌Happy Father's Day!🙌 #RMfamily #fathersday

2 weeks ago

166.4 km cycle 🚲💪🏼 Mitch Michelsen was due to take part in the Chase The sun 200 Cycle this month, however due to COVID-19 the event was postponed. Undeterred in the face of adversity Mitch committed himself to cycling 166.4km from CTCRM to Southsea, to the site of the old Royal Marines Museum. We are wishing you the best of luck today Mitch! 🚲 There is still time to donate using the link below: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ian-michelsen?fbclid=IwAR2z7c04z00vdhsUNJKXoQGDF3H4KYpGufqi9skU98XkUfcp8FE1s6Od4sE #RMfamily

2 weeks ago

Do you need help? To make accessing assistance as easy as possible we have got a brand new phone number for the Welfare Team: 📞 0800 468 1664 Please call them if you require welfare support. For all other matters please continue to use the general enquiries number :📞 01392 346 424 #RMfamily #royalmarinescharity #rma #royalmarines

2 weeks ago

Good Luck today Ben! ☘ Ben is running the Two Moors Way today to raise vital funds or RMA - The Royal Marines Charity and for Macmillan, two charities that are very close to his heart. He's hoping to run the entire 177mile route from Wembury Beach to Lynmouth Bay in under 26 hours! We are all right behind you Ben! You can still donate here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=TwoMoorsWayChallenge&pageUrl=1

2 weeks ago

Absolutely #hoofing effort by Baz Gray. He absolutely smashed an 80-mile run to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the formation of British Commandos. In true Commando style, he did it non-stop! Baz set out to raise £1,000 for RMA -The Royal Marines Charity, and he has now raised double that. We cannot tell you how important that is at a time when all of our normal fundraising events have been cancelled. Thank you, Baz! #RMfamily 👏👍 If you would like to congratulate Baz on his incredible #Courage and #Determination . You can still donate: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bazgray-commando80

2 weeks ago

🐾 Good News Story 🐾 Two former Royal Marines who suffered the pain of losing their beloved dogs have set up a business offering canine hydrotherapy with assistance from RMA - The Royal Marines Charity. Their business venture was supported through grants for qualifications and through a business set up work shop that is organised by the Charity. Head to our website to read more: https://theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk/news/former-royal-marines-set-up-business-helping-injured-dogs/ #RMfamily #pawseidonhydrohub #royalmarines @pawseidonhub

3 weeks ago

LOCKDOWN LEGEND OF THE WEEK - Louise Dove ⠀ ⠀ Every Thursday we will announce our new 'Lockdown Legend' of the week on our social media channels and share images of their incredible fundraising efforts! Each Lockdown Legend will receive their very own Royal Marines Charity medal.⠀ ⠀ This weeks LOCKDOWN LEGEND is Louise Dove!⠀ ⠀ Louise set herself a challenge of running her own personal marathon throughout the month of April with the aim of finishing it on the day the London Marathon was due to take place all whilst raising vital funds for The Royal Marines Charity.🎽⠀ ⠀ "Thank you to all my friends and family for your support and donations, and thank you to all the emergency services and front line staff in the NHS and other caring services for the work you are doing. Together, we are better. Finally, thank you to my gorgeous and wonderful partner Joe, who lazily set this challenge knowing I'd rise to it and who has agreed to match the amount raised, so well done you! "⠀ ⠀ Well done Louise! 👏⠀ ⠀ Donate to her fundraising efforts: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Louise-Dove?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=thermcharity⠀ ⠀ Become a Hero at Home: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/HeroesatHome?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=thermcharity⠀ ⠀ See our previous winners here: https://theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk/news/introducing-lockdown-legends-rmfamily/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=thermcharity

3 weeks ago

👍 GOOD NEWS STORY 👍⠀ ⠀ Nick Redshaw joined the Royal Marines in 1985, he enjoyed significant success both professionally and representing the Royal Marines as a world class canoeist. Tragically, whilst preparing to compete at the 2000 Olympics, Nick suffered a series of life-threatening brain haemorrhages. 🛶⠀ ⠀ Despite his sporting accolades, Nick was battling internally with a variety of complex mental health problems. He was suffering from paranoia, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.⠀ ⠀ Nick and his wife Bethan finally reached out to RMA - The Royal Marines Charity, the RM family pulled together and offered a breadth of support. Nick was able reignite his passion for sport through the opportunities that were available to him as part of his recovery.⠀ ⠀ With the help of The Royal Marines Charity and with fellow artist Chris Holland, Nick then established the Royal Marines Art Society. 💚⠀ ⠀ Read the full story here: https://theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk/news/nick-redshaw-and-the-royal-marines-art-society/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=thermcharity⠀ ⠀ Read about the arts society here: https://royalmarinesassociation.org.uk/branches/arts-society/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=thermcharity

4 weeks ago

OPERATION RELIC! #DECLUTTERANDDONATE ⠀ ⠀ WHAT IF YOUR CLUTTER DOESN'T HAVE A BARCODE?⠀ ⠀ If your clutter and gizzets don't have barcodes you can still donate a portion of the sale to RMA - The Royal Marines Charity by using eBays 'Support Your Favourite Charity' feature (https://www.ebayforcharity.org/uk/get-involved/selling-for-a-charity/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=thermcharity ).⠀ ⠀ 1. Select a Charity: Select RMA – The Royal Marines Charity: Use Charity Search to find RMA – The Royal Marines Charity, then look for “Donate a portion to charity” when you list your item. Add RMA - The Royal Marines Charity and pick your donation percentage before finalising your listing.⠀ ⠀ 2. Sell & Ship: Sell and ship to your customer as usual. No additional steps or paperwork required.⠀ ⠀ 3. Receive a Donation Receipt: Within a few weeks, and after the buyer has paid, our partners at PayPal Giving Fund will automatically send the donation to your selected charity and send you a donation receipt. eBay will also credit you an equal percentage of your fees.⠀ ⠀ #OperationRelic #DeclutterAndDonate #Charity

4 weeks ago

OPERATION RELIC! #DECLUTTERANDDONATE ⠀ ⠀ How can you get involved with Operation Relic and raise vital funds for The Royal Marines Charity?⠀ ⠀ 1. Download the Ziffit app (https://www.ziffit.com/en-gb/ziffit-app?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=thermcharity ), scan the barcodes of your products and get an instant value.⠀ ⠀ 2. Select RMA – The Royal Marines Charity at checkout and pack up your unwanted gizzits.⠀ ⠀ 3. Use Ziffit's free courier* or drop-off service to send your items. Yes you heard us right, FREE courier service.⠀ ⠀ 4. The value of your items will be donated to us. (https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=oprelic&utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=thermcharity )⠀ ⠀ #OperationRelic #DeclutterAndDonate #Charity

4 weeks ago

From the 1st to the 30th June this year, Timothy Burling is going to YOMP a total of 100 miles carrying a 35lb load in aid of The Royal Marines Charity.⠀ ⠀ Timothy is undertaking this challenge in memory of his father, George Burling who served with 40 Commando, Royal Marines. Sadly, George is no longer with us. Last month saw the fifth anniversary of his passing.⠀ ⠀ "He never spoke much about his service but I know he was very proud to be a Royal Marine Commando. I followed a different career path but the values he prized have stayed with me and helped me to enjoy a full, happy and successful life serving our nation, and hopefully contributing as much as he did.  The nation is going through a tough time at the moment."⠀ ⠀ BZ Tim!! 👏👏⠀ ⠀ https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/timburling100mileyomp?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=thermcharity

4 weeks ago

GOOD NEWS STORY 💚⠀ ⠀ Royal Marines Drummers assist in presentation of new medals to ninety-three year old veteran Denis Gregory. 🎖️⠀ ⠀ Denis Gregory, who survived the Atlantic Convoys and kamikaze attacks in the Far East, had his military decorations stolen during a burglary at his home in Sheffield.⠀ ⠀ BZ to everyone involved! 👏⠀ ⠀ Read the full story here: https://theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk/news/navy-community-helps-replace-wwii-veteran-s-stolen-medals/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=thermcharity⠀ ⠀ #RMfamily