Helping to keep watch over those in need
Navy Health has donated $72,500 to the Keeping Watch Fund.
CAPTION: From left, former Warrant Officer of the Navy Deb Butterworth and Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mark Hammond are presented with a donation to Keeping Watch from Director Navy Health Commodore Michael Miko and CEO of Navy Health Mr Ron Wilson. Photo by Petty Officer Bradley Darvill.
Keeping Watch provides much needed grants to serving Royal Australian Navy members in times of unforeseen crisis and emergency.
Chief Executive Officer of Navy Health Mr Ron Wilson said Keeping Watch could only provide this support through the generous donations from Navy Health and contributions from Navy and ex-Navy members.
“The welfare of our serving men and women and their families is always paramount in our thinking and this donation is Navy Health’s contribution to the invaluable work of Keeping Watch,” Mr Wilson said.
Navy Health is a not-for-profit private health insurance company and is also a Members Health Fund Alliance, which means members are at the heart of everything they do.
Navy Health has contributed $157,500 to Keeping Watch since 2014.
Keeping Watch Deputy Chair Commander Christina Ween said families who have received support are appreciative.
“Since Navy launched its charity Keeping Watchin 2013, 155 grants to the value of $489,046 have been provided,” Commander Ween said.
“This support has extended to families suffering trauma, life threatening illnesses, and struggling in the aftermath of unforeseen crisis.”
Alongside the assistance from Navy and the traditional divisional system, financial grants are making a big difference for those struggling to support their families through difficult times.
Thanks to the fund, members affected by extreme circumstances can often continue their work – which contributes to capability. Without this, personnel might otherwise experience a very different outcome.
To help make a difference, consider a regular or one-off tax-deductable donation – it’s quick and easy to set up. Just visit the Keeping Watch website here.