Help Support the RNOC – donate if you can, 1-8 December

One donation – twice the impact!

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is just around the corner and this is a great opportunity to help us earn vital matched funding for the RNOC’s valuable work. All donations made via the Big Give website will be doubled from midday Tuesday 1 December to midday Tuesday 8 December.

How can you help?

During the week of 1-8 December all donations to the RNOC received online, via the Big Give website, have the potential to be matched and so every donation really does count. Our campaign target is £7.5k – more details and donate here.

Please make a note of the dates and support us if you can. Your help is much appreciated, as ever.

Please note:

  • Only donations via the Big Give website will be doubled: they can only match fund donations made through the RNOC’s Christmas Challenge campaign page on the Big Give website, using a valid debit or credit card, from midday Tuesday 1st December to midday Tuesday 8th December. They cannot match fund donations on other websites, or donations made offline, eg. BACS transfers, cheques, CAF payments, etc.
  • Match funds for donations are reserved for 15 minutes: Donors must complete their donation within this time for their donation to be matched. If this time expires, a pop up will appear notifying the donor and letting them know they can continue with an unmatched donation or start again to make a matched donation (no guarantee there will be match funds available if restart).
  • RNOC Pledgers (all those members who kindly pledged in the summer) are not allowed to donate during the live campaign: This is because they would effectively be doubling their own donation.

The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign and helps UK-registered charities to raise funds for their projects by doubling donations when the campaign goes live on 1 December. Research shows that 84% of donors are more likely to give in a match funding campaign and that donations are on average 2.5 times bigger so we’re very excited about the opportunity to take part.


100 for ARNO 100

To mark its Centenary, ARNO launched a key fundraising campaign in July, 100 for ARNO 100, to support the vital work of its partner the Royal Naval Officers’ Charity. As a result of Covid-19 we have seen a major reduction in income and anticipate an increased demand for grants and assistance in the months and years to come. The RNOC provides benevolence to both serving and retired officers of the Naval Service (RN, RM and QARNNS), their spouses, former spouses and dependents who are in need of financial support. The Charity’s flexible, individual approach transforms the lives of those in need.

In 2019 the RNOC awarded grants totalling almost £432k, in both one-off grants and regular annuities, and meets a diverse range of needs including assistance with education, debt repayment, home adaptations, care home fees and end of life care. During COVID 19, the Charity has responded quickly to provide advice, signposting and often life-changing support.



We were very glad to see members support our July fundraising campaign, from cycling around Corfu to walking 100 miles in Hampshire. Funds raised from the 100 for ARNO 100 Challenge and generous donations went well beyond our initial target. All donations will directly support the Charity’s work now and in the future. Huge thanks to those that took part.



You can support us while you’re Christmas shopping online – at no extra cost to you. Share the links to family and friends and help us to continue supporting the RN family at this challenging time.

Just bookmark and click through the links below from the site on which you are shopping – look out for Royal Navy Benevolent Society for Officers and support us as you shop.

Amazon Smile – a simple way to raise funds and Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases.

Give as you Live Online – free and easy way to raise free funds for The Royal Naval Benevolent Society for Officers, simply by shopping online.

Easy Fundraising – raise donations for the Charity every time you shop online, every donation makes a difference. Once they have raised £5 we get an extra £5 – a quick win at no extra cost!

Thank you in advance for your ongoing support – it’s greatly appreciated at this time.