Help Our Wounded Royal Marines & Supporting Arms
Registered Charity Number 1150893. HOWRM & SA received charitable status on the 19th February 2013.
To provide ongoing financial help not only for today or tomorrow, but for life. A number of Royal Marines and Supporting Arms are double or triple amputees, some suffering from blindness and disfigurement. The conditions which our injured servicemen find themselves in has a long term impact on their standards of living. These men and there families need long term financial help, and to help provide suitable employment for our most seriously disabled lads some into becoming professional fundraisers and to look at other forms of employment to suit their disabilities.
The Campaign Board will be pulling together a programme of high level events around the UK including sporting occasions, national flag days, a series of challenges for the corporate market, as well as attractive, high quality social events in London and elsewhere. Our part in all this is to generate fund raising activity at the local level with our own events programme that dovetails with what is happening nationally and internationally.
HELP OUR WOUNDED ROYAL MARINES AND SUPPORTING ARMS has now officially registered under the Charity Commission Registered Charity Number 1150893. HOWRM & SA was originally formed on the 4th March 2010 as Help Our Wounded Royal Marines because of the number of seriously injured Royal Marines returning from operational tours in Afghanistan Iraq and other areas of armed conflict. HELP OUR WOUNDED ROYAL MARINES AND SUPPORTING ARMS is a community based effort seeking to help support wounded Royal Marines, Armed Forces that support the Royal Marines and their families. HOWRM & SA will also be helping the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund meet it’s target of raising £6M by the 350th anniversary of the Corps in October 2014. A Campaign Board has been established to coordinate the Corps Family effort working towards this testing target and HELP OUR WOUNDED is represented on that board.
The beneficiaries of Help Our Wounded Royal Marines and Supporting Arms), are serving and retired Royal Marines, Armed Forces associated with the Royal Marines and their dependents and it strives to support three main areas of activity.
1. The Recovery Pathway – helping the wounded and injured make as complete a recovery as possible and assisting those having to leave the service to transition successfully back into civilian life.
2. The Through Life Pathway – supporting those who have severed their formal links with the service and have fallen on hard times; the major service charities believe that they have a tsunami of need building up in about 10 years time and demand is already increasing.
3. Sadly, when funds allow we may also provides immediate death grants to the next of kin of those who die while serving.
Because of our name, Help Our Wounded’s first priority is to support the wounded and their families in any way we can with fundraising events around the UK and other countries world wide. All money donated will go to support those who need help. In particularly those of our most seriously injured when they begin their return to civilian life.
With immediate effect, Help Our Wounded will be using a new set of rules for establishing events and monitoring income and expenditure. The intention is to bring our activities in line with good fundraising practice in the face of the increasing number of events being proposed. HOWRM & SA will operate under similar rules to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
If you wish to raise money for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF) and not HOWRM & SA then you should contact them via their website at www.rmctf.org.uk.
THE GOLDEN RULE.
Anyone organising a HOWRM & SA event must ensure that every donor knows the money raised is going towards Royal Marines and Supporting Arms who have been wounded or injured, from any era and their families, and that all money will be collected, accounted for and distributed by HOWRM & SA.
HOW TO REGISTER AN EVENT.
Any member wishing to run an event must seek approval from Chris Stubbings by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook and provide an event name. No event will be registered without a date, time, and place and the confirmed contract details for the organizer. Events will also need to conform to Royal Marines branding and licensing guidelines.
Only once it has completed the approval process will the event be entered on the HOWRM & SA Events Page, this may take some time so please plan ahead.
RUNNING THE EVENT.
Please encourage your team to register the event under Help Our Wounded Royal Marines and Supporting Arms, Charity Number 1150893 Justgiving page for Online Donations. You must not use any other online system, as such payments cannot be identified as generated by your event. Much the simplest way is to seek advice from any member of the Admin Team on Facebook in helping you set up the page so that all donations received will be credited to your event with Gift Aid where appropriate.
Finally, do avoid competition with other RM charity fundraising as your contribution is part of an overall Royal Marines campaign to reach £6M by 2014. If someone is doing what you are doing, then please think again!