Royal Australian Navy members in need have been given a boost with a donation of $15,000 to the Keeping Watch Navy benevolent fund.
The donation by Navy Health was gratefully received by the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, and Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight, who says the money will be put to good use.
Members serving at Navy Headquarters have dug deep for a worthy cause, raising more than $1,000 for the sailor support charity Keeping Watch.
Deputy Chief of Staff of Navy Headquarters, Captain Charlie Stephenson, said a sausage sizzle held in Canberra on 8 March provided the ideal opportunity to raise money for the worthy cause.
A sailor and mother of two says Navy’s Keeping Watchgrant program has saved her family from being swamped by medical bills.
Both of Able Seaman Rhiannon Walker’s young children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.