Money for Huddersfield's RNA
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Rum - Special Rates for RNA
I am sure Shipmates would be delighted to know that there is now an official RNA rate for Pusser’s rum set up with Fine Wine Sellers (www.finewinesellers.co.uk).
Details are as follows:
RMS Queen Mary
TV's Channel 5, are making an exciting two part documentary about Britain's most famous ships. The Queen Mary will be the focus of one of their episodes. They are looking for individuals who can share their memories and experiences of the Queen Mary.
A key chapter of the Queen Mary's history is its role during the Second World War as a troop transporter. They are looking to talk to anyone that has memories of their journeys aboard the Queen Mary. In particular, they want to talk to individuals who can recall the tragic sinking of HMS Curacoa on the 2nd October 1942, Churchill's transatlantic journeys, or the presence of German Prisoners of War on board.
For more information please contact Josh Sykes on 07882 436225 or e-mail Josh.Sykes@channel5.com or by post to Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd, 17-19 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town London NW1 8TT.
Donating to Charity – a note for future guidance
A review of branch annual returns and accounts has shown many occasions when it seems branches may have donated to charities incorrectly. The rule is simple and depends entirely what is in the mind of the person donating money at the moment they do. This might be money in a bucket or collecting tin, buying tickets for a branch raffle or having an event to raise money for a specific project.
So, if you hold an event or collection and it is COMPLETELY clear for whom you are collecting during the collection, then the money can be passed to that charity (even if you are in RNA rig).
However, general branch and charity funds, profits from branch events and raffles etc can only be given to charities within our charitable object laid down in the Royal Charter.
Therefore the charities that are fine are those charities that specifically help serving and ex-Naval Service such as RNBT, RNRMC, Pembroke house etc. Help for Heroes is fine since they look after Marines. Sea Cadets are good to help since that can come under recruiting. Joint service charities that look after all 3 services, but do help the Navy, are fine too, such as the Legion, BLESMA, Blind Veterans SSAFA and the Not Forgottens.
The point is to ensure that whoever is contributing knows where the money goes - a donor is entitled to assume that the money given to someone in an RNA blazer collecting with an RNA bucket will go for RNA charitable purposes.