Earlier this year, REORG became a fully registered and independent charity, moving outside of the RMA – The Royal Marines Charity umbrella.
Founded by former CSgt Sam Sheriff MBE, REORG provides a service for serving personnel and veterans from across all three arms of the armed forces and the Emergency services. Beneficiaries are enabled to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) as part of their recovery pathway and help combat the challenges from mental and physical disabilities, and to transition more easily.
Whilst serving , Sam founded the REORG Foundation under the umbrella of RMA – The Royal Marines Charity. Since its launch in 2017, REORG has very quickly gathered momentum and has become recognised for helping wounded veterans and service personnel by introducing them to BJJ as a means of therapy, following the example of the Reorg Foundation in the USA.
As they have grown, a move outside of our umbrella was needed to enable REORG to encompass a broader service delivery to those outside the RM community.
Both charities continue to work in partnership with each other, with a joint approach to support members of the Royal Marines family. REORG products can continue to be found in the Royal Marines Shop, with proceeds coming to RMA – The Royal Marines Charity.
Whilst under the RMA – The Royal Marines Charity umbrella, REORG raised over £100,000 for our charity. We would like to give a massive Bravo Zulu and say thank you to Sam and REORG for their support to our charity. The Just Giving page has now been closed.
Many of you will also know that our Ambassador Mark Ormrod MBE is a Trustee of REORG, earlier in the year completing an outstanding 5K run which raised in excess £250,000 for REORG to fund its initial service delivery.
Supporters should note that when Mark fundraises for REORG, the funds will no longer come to RMA-The Royal Marines Charity. Equally, donations for REORG can no longer be accepted by us. Mark is committed as our Ambassador to continuing to assist fundraising for the Royal Marine community, for which we are immensely grateful.