When 65-year old Steven Williams, who is Chairman of the Royal Marines Association Eastbourne Branch, received a terminal diagnosis of lung cancer with a prognosis of 5-7 months, his first thoughts were of his family. How would they cope with supporting him through this difficult time, and how would they manage with the added stress of worrying about paying the household bills as costs continue to rise at this time of record inflation?

He approached the Charity and RMA’s Health & Wellbeing team was quick to react, awarding Steven a £3,000 grant to help pay towards the family’s essential living costs for the next few months.

“I cannot thank the Royal Marines Charity enough for their continuing support after my lung cancer diagnosis. The grant will take away any worries my wife and I have with regards to paying our rent, gas, electric and general household bills going forward.

“The process was so easy and straightforward and the whole thing only took two weeks from first enquiry to the grant being paid. Thankyou Royal Marines Charity – the brotherhood really does work.”