The Flag Ship of the First Sea Lord was a fitting venue for our DMRC Benevolent Fund Dinner, held to show appreciation for the hard work and generosity of our friends and supporters.
The living museum was Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, where Royal Navy officers and marines fought valiantly to thwart Napoleon Bonaparte’s plans to invade Britain but which resulted in the loss of the nation’s hero.
Our 90 special guests, who included WWII Royal Navy veterans, were given a tour of the famous 3600 tonne warship, taking in the spot where Lord Nelson fell and the cabin where he made his battle plans, learning all about HMS Victory’s 256-year history. We then assembled our crew on the top deck for a champagne reception, followed by an intimate dinner and an address by Trustee, Lieutenant Colonel Tim Clarke RAMC.
Expressing gratitude to the guests for their contributions throughout an extremely challenging year with COVID, Lt Col Clarke provided an update on DMRC’s achievements to date and events planned for 2022.
Following a delicious three-course meal, all joined Lt Col Clarke RAMC in a toast to the Queen before disembarking HMS Victory. We are extremely pleased to report that a good time was had by all, as shown in our video of the event here.
As a volunteer-run charity, aiding the rehabilitation of injured military patients through opportunities that are not provided through public funding, we are reliant on the support of the public, fellow charities and volunteers. We are delighted to have been able to thank them with such a special event and would like to take this further opportunity to extend our sincere thanks.
The charity runs various fundraising events throughout the year in which businesses and members of the public can get involved. These include Operation Rudolph, an initiative co-ordinated by Wrexham-based Design by PHD, along with sister company Marketing by PHD, who assemble and deliver 100 gift boxes to injured armed forces patients at DMRC Stanford Hall. Operation Rudolph runs annually, to register your support for 2022 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org