Margaret, the widow of a former Royal Marines Commando from D-Day, has suffered loneliness and isolation in recent years and was approaching her 100th birthday.

RMA – The Royal Marines Charity heard about her through a local charitable organisation it happened to be working with at the time. They asked if there was any help we could give so that Margaret would have a day to remember and that this very special occasion did not slip by unnoticed.

Without hesitation, a £300 grant was awarded. It made all the difference, ensuring that Margaret did celebrate in style, with a party attended by ‘at least three former Royal Marines’ who were only too pleased to travel to Wales to be by her side.

It was heart-warming to hear back that: “A wonderful day was had by all, courtesy of the RMA grant. Margaret was made to feel very special.”

We think she might also possibly be the first member of the Royal Marines Family to receive a 100th birthday card from the His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.

Happy birthday, Margaret!