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Foreword Chief of Navy

Vice Admiral Mark David Hammond, AM, RAN

Since Keeping Watch began in 2013, there has been over $533, 000 used to grant Navy people some form of financial help. This is a figure we can all be proud of. It’s a reminder to each of us to care for one another on and off duty. Keeping Watch is regularly called upon to consider assistance to a wide range of people, each with a different story to tell.

From everyday living expenses following a family crisis to assistance with child care costs, every member who approaches Keeping Watch is treated with dignity and respect.

That’s the Navy way. Importantly, if you know someone in the Navy family who needs assistance, Keeping Watch may be able to help.

Keeping Watch remains vital to the well-being of all RAN members. It is important to know that help is at hand when one of our Navy family hits difficult times. Whether you are a serving member, a former member or a member of the public wanting to recognise the fine work our people do, I urge you to give to our cause.

Donations over $2 to Keeping Watch are tax deductible. Every cent is used wisely and greatly appreciated.

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  • M Bult - HMAS Hobart

    When there was an unfortunate circumstance that resulted in financial hardship for a family member, Keeping Watch was eager to help out as much as possible. My divisional staff were more than accommodating to ensure that I understood the process, and between them and the Keeping Watch team I was constantly reassured that the help my family desperately needed at the time was being organised. Keeping Watch is the light at the end of the tunnel, you just need to reach out and ask for the help.
  • D Smith - Canberra

    I cannot thank Keeping Watch for helping us in our time of need. We were struggling with living expenses after a death in the family and I found out about Keeping Watch. I'm so glad I conatcted them to see how they could help. They were amazing throughout and the money could not have come at a better time. We are now moving forward positively and looking to the future. Thank you so much.
  • R James - Canberra

    I would highly recommend Keeping Watch if you need financial help and are a Navy family. We experienced an unexpected family crisis and we were struggling to meet daily living expenses and child care costs. Keeping Watch helped us through this difficult situation with a grant and offered some very valuable advise on how to deal with the loss. If you need help, contact Keeping Watch.