Charity Partner

The Edinburgh March Riding Association is delighted to welcome

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

as our Official Charity Partner

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) was established in 2007 and is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. Existing to support sailors, marines and their families, for life, the RNRMC is a fundraising and grant-making charity, distributing millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Thousands of Scots are employed in Scotland with the Royal Navy; and most notably 3000 people as part of the recent build of the 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth at Fife’s Rosyth Dockyard.

Alasdair Akass, Director of Marketing and Communications at the RNRMC said: “The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity are delighted to be the official Charity Partner of the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches. This spectacular event will see thousands of spectators taking to the beautiful cobbled streets of Edinburgh to watch the historic Riding of the Marches. In doing so, this special day will raise vital funds that help support Scottish sailors, marines and their families in their time of need. For that reason, the RNRMC are incredibly proud to be working alongside the Edinburgh March Riding Association and we are very much looking forward to the ride.”

 First Officer Alfie Cummings, a veteran of the Royal Marines, called upon the assistance of the Royal Navy Benevolent Fund and Poppy Scotland whilst struggling to secure housing.  Alfie Cummings said: “The invaluable work of these military charities put me back on my feet and gave me direction and assistance to re-stabilise my life during a particularly difficult transition”.

The RNRMC has provided extensive grant making towards many beneficiaries, including Erskine Homes Scotland- ‘Make a Wish’ Project.  As Scotland’s foremost provider of care for veterans and their spouses, Erskine offers unrivalled nursing, residential, respite and dementia care in four homes throughout Scotland. The Royal Navy and Royal Marines contribution helped fund the wonderful ‘Make a Wish’ project, which enabled veterans to fulfil their lifetime ambitions. Relate Counselling Services.

Last year, the RNRMC awarded £39,000 in grant funding to Relate’s counselling services. The purpose of the grant was to support RNRM families with their relationships, which often come under intense strain due to lifestyle pressures and operational demands. Relate provides impartial support for people of all ages, at all stages of couple, family and social relationships. As a result of RNRMC funding, free access to an initial seven sessions of relationship counselling is available to Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel.

Now in their tenth year, the RNRMC are the national charity of the Naval Service and the official charity of the HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier.

This year, the Edinburgh Tattoo celebrated Splash of Tartan which payed homage to both its Royal Navy lead and its partnership with the Scottish Diaspora which is encouraging people to explore their connections with Scotland.  The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has announced that it will donate £167,500 to RNRMC following a hugely successful Tattoo.  Read more here.

For more information about The Royal Navy andRoyal Marines Charity, visit their website and read about the remarkable work that they do.

The Edinburgh March Riding Association is dedicating funds towards the RNRMC and their excellent charitable cause.

Picture: LA(Phot) Dave Jenkins