While we view ourselves as a truly national charity, the reality of supporting Naval families means a lot of our efforts take place in a few key locations.
The concentration of Royal Navy personnel in cities such as Plymouth in the south west, and Glasgow and Dundee in Scotland means we have to target our support far and wide, but also within tight-knit communities.
One way we can make a real difference in these communities is by partnering with local businesses to deliver ongoing support and grow our profile.
A lot of our support is delivered near our headquarters in Portsmouth, a city synonymous with seafaring, and home to many currently serving and veteran personnel.
Earlier this year, the NCC entered into a partnership with Sirius Analysis, an analytics consultancy also based on the Hampshire coast.
“We wanted to help an organisation that was closer to home, and decided a charity based in the Southern Hampshire region was the best bet,” says Carl Dalton, managing director at Sirius Analysis.
“Being based in Portsmouth synergises well with our staff and enables easy interaction with fundraising and volunteering.”
As well as picking a nearby cause, Sirius also wanted to check off two further criteria. They wanted a charity that helped children, and was relevant to their work.
“The majority of Sirius’ directors and staff have a history of working in the defence sector, and it has become a part of our identity,” says Dalton.
“The Royal Navy is close to the hearts of many at Sirius, with the team having served directly, or supported in some way.
“As the NCC is all about supporting children in need, it readily ticked that criteria. We were all very moved by the work the charity does, and we’re eager to help in any way we can.”
Sirius will provide ongoing financial support, raising money for the NCC throughout the year. They will offer pro bono admin, helping the charity maximise its time in delivering vital support to Naval families and also volunteer support at events attended by the NCC around the UK.
NCC CEO Clare Scherer said: “We could not be more thrilled to have been chosen by Sirius Analytics as their charity to support.
“Financially, the money they raise will all go to our children that need our help and the fact that they also are going to volunteer with us to enable us to improve and develop our delivery of support is an added bonus.
“We are a small team that delivers a lot so any extra funding or help makes a real difference to the help we can give our children.”
If you would like to enquire about supporting the Naval Children’s Charity, please contact our CEO Clare Scherer via email. email@example.com
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