Military charities unite inside Royal Navy base

HMS Duncan has returned to Portsmouth after spending three months in the Mediterranean Picture:  L/Phot Louise George

HMS Duncan returns to Portsmouth after three months away at sea

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PORTSMOUTH played host to one of the biggest gatherings of military charities and non-profit organisations.

A total of 23 good causes united under one roof inside the base of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) on Whale Island.

The meeting was a chance for the welfare support networks to discuss the future charitable challenges within beneficiary groups of the naval service.

Topics discussed included identifying where beneficiaries’ needs aren’t being met and how to improve support.

Mandy Lindley, director of funding and relationships with the RNRMC, said: ‘This is the first time we have brought the naval benevolence charity community together to discuss the concept of “need” in the naval benevolence sector.’

She added the feedback was ‘invaluable’ in deciding funding priorities for the coming year.