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 dependants 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.
The RNOC is applying to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge this year, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. As part of our application, we need our key supporters to make promises of funding, called ‘Pledges’, which will be used as match funds to double online donations made to our charity during the campaign. Your commitment of funding might also help us to secure additional match funds via a Champion (sourced by the Big Give).
We are aiming to raise a total of £5k in pledges to take part in the Christmas Challenge.
Could you pledge £100 to help us reach our target? Pledge now – pay later!
PLEDGE – simply complete this online form by the deadline of 5pm on Friday 28 August:
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. You can find full details of the Christmas Challenge, and how your pledge will enable us to be part of the UK’s largest Matched Funding Challenge, on theBigGive.org.uk. 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.
You can donate to the Charity every time you shop online – at no extra cost to you! Just bookmark and click through the links below:
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.
Thank you in advance for your ongoing support – it’s much appreciated at this challenging time.