Naval charity boosted by Helston shoppers

Fund raisers in Helston for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity were grateful for a generous spirit shown by busy shoppers in the run up to Christmas.

Petty Officer Aircrewman Richie Hacker from 824 Naval Air Squadron based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose was overjoyed at the substantial amount that weekend customers to the town’s large Tesco store gave.

“Everyone was really happy to contribute,” said Richie.

“We realise that most people would have other priorities at this time of year but as usual the folk of Helston were so generous toward the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charities and we have so far counted over £970.

"It is hoped we will have more by the end of the Festive break.”

We realise that most people would have other priorities at this time of year but as usual the folk of Helston were so generous toward the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charities and we have so far counted over £970.

Petty Officer Aircrewman Richie Hacker

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity’ (RNRMC) improves lives of both past, present and families of all who serve in the Naval Service.

Focusing on those who wear uniform today onboard Ships, Squadrons, Submarines and Commando Units they do all they can to boost morale, improve facilities and ease any pressure that Service life can bring.

The RNRMC are a grant making charity and provide valuable funds for naval and military charities that work with families and veterans, especially those experiencing difficulty with child support, ill-health, old age or hard times.

As the principal charity of the Royal Navy they strive to improve the quality of life for the entire naval family and are proud of the valued support from the public across the country and abroad.