SWWIC continues to grow from strength to strength and celebrated the achievement of hitting our annual goal for raising funds in aid of our chosen charities.
Each year we focus on organising a variety of social fundraising events to raise money for charitable causes. Our Chair, Lucy George-Foster commented “It’s marvellous to have the continued hard work and commitment of our members and committee. I think everyone enjoyed taking part in fundraising and looked as if they were having great fun. Last year we were extremely honoured to enjoy the chance in a life time opportunity of going to sea with the Royal Marines. They are an immensely hard working, dedicated, and committed unit who face extreme dangers in carrying out their role helping to protect us all. It was a proud moment to meet senior staff and several members of the unit who took great care of us whilst demonstrating some of the crafts’ capabilities at sea. We would also like to convey our thanks to the many businesses within the business and construction industry, throughout the South West Region, who have shown us tremendous support in enabling members of staff to proactively get involved with SWWIC events and participating in future projects such as the SWWIC Ambassadors’ to Schools’ Programme soon to be launched this year.”
in 2014 SWWIC raised funds for the Hasler Company and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. Hasler Company, located within the the Royal Naval Base, HMS Drake, is part of the Royal Naval Recovery Pathway and supports service people who have complex long term injuries and illnesses as well as offering support to their families. And at the end of February, thanks to the kind hospitality of Commodore Graham Little, Naval Base Commander Devonport and Major Scott Mills, CO of the Hasler Company, members and guests of SWWIC were taken on a specially organised tour of the Endeavour building, before enjoying High Tea in the most spectacular setting of HMS Drake.
SWWIC presented £1,000 cheques to each Major SA Mills RM, Officer Commanding the Hasler Naval Service Recovery Centre and Jonathan Bull, Chief Executive of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
Thank you everyone for your support so far and look forward to continuing our success in 2015! Contact us to see how you can help or if you want more information about all the other aspects of SWWIC membership.