Afternoon tea raises money for a naval support charity

OFFICERS raised money in aid of a Women's Royal Navy support charity.

Thursday, 14th September 2017, 9:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:51 am

Commander Heather Rimmer, a Royal Navy Training Support Commander at HMS Collingwood, Fareham, presented a cheque for £1,000 to the Women’s Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust (WRNSBT).

Commander Andrea Cook, chairman of the WRNSBT, said: ‘It is absolutely brilliant that the ladies could have a really fun day at this event and raise such a fantastic amount of money. Thank you.’

The money was raised at a raffle during an afternoon tea held in the Wardroom at the naval training base as part of the local celebrations to mark WRNS100.

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The event saw over 140 guests comprising of ladies who had joined the Women’s Royal Navy Service (WRNS), together with a small amount of those still serving, coming together to enjoy an afternoon of reminiscing.

Also in attendance at the cheque presentation were event organisers Sara Knowles, an ex-PettyOfficer Wren (ETS) currently working in the Learning and Development Centre at HMS Collingwood and Chief Petty Officer Debbie Faben, of Victory Squadron, also at HMS Collingwood.