The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF) is one of two charities we decided to support with our epic row around the UK in Lexi May.
One of our rowers, Steen Stones is a former Royal Marine. Having served three tours of Afghanistan, he’s witnessed the amazing work the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund does to support soldiers who have had life altering injuries forced upon them and the much needed help for the families of those who didn’t make it back. This is why RMCTF is one of our supported charities.
When asked what the UK Charity Row means to RMCTF, Charlie Martin, Fundraising and Communications Manager, said:
We are delighted that the surf row team chose the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund to benefit from this fantastic event, we are proud to support the lads as they attempt this world record and raise funds for two well deserving charities. The surf row is great because it encompasses the Royal Marines Corps Values through and through, the four elements which are well known to all recruits by the time they complete their Commando training:
We wish the team luck as they come into the last few weeks of the event and look forward to welcoming them back to Bournemouth on the 20th August!
Through fundraising and donations, the RMCTF are able to support injured Royal Marines to live as normal life as possible, helping them conduct many of the daily functions we take for granted, like playing with their children. And with the Commando Spirit helping them achieve remarkable lives we help them regain their dignity and pride.
You can read more about the work of the RMCTF in their 2015 Impact Report.