RMA – The Royal Marines Charity Health & Wellbeing team recently held a two-day weekend course for 20 of our many wonderful Royal Marines Association Support Volunteers (RMASV) who had travelled from far and wide to attend.

Together with those attending this time round, RMA – The Royal Marines Charity is now privileged to have a fully trained 56-strong team that is out and about across the UK, being our eyes and ears and supporting and signposting the most vulnerable members of our RM family.

Our thanks to RMASV David Sippitt, website manager from RMA’s Poole & District Branch, who later reported back:

‘The course was very rewarding and, apart from the highly experienced directing staff, the course attendees were also hugely experienced, with about a quarter being long-standing SSAFA members with strong links with the RM family, who are willing to do even more voluntary work exclusively for the RMA-TRMC. There was also a psychotherapist and social care worker, clinical professionals, former NHS Staff, Cadet instructors and of course former RM’s wanting to give back, many with over 35 years of service under their belt and some already seasoned RMASV’s conducting their three-year refresher training.’