"I will never forget how your charity helped set my daughter and me up for the rest of our lives. Eternally thankful" – a bereaved wife

"Words cannot describe how much of a weight you’ve lifted off my shoulders by helping me. I will never take your charity for granted again" – an injured Royal Marine

Above are just some of the thank yous the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF) received in 2014 for the support the charity has been able to give, thanks to the support of people like you.

Although the military might be slipping out of the public eye once again, Royal Marines serve the nation as faithfully as they ever did. They and their families often pay a high price which means the battles go on long into their lives. So please take time to meet just some of the Marines and families you have helped, and hear their stories as you read the pages of the Report.

In recognition of the difference the charity made thanks to our fundraiser's support, the RMCTF is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Institute of Fundraising Charity of the Year Award. The charity is actually placed in the Charity of the Year (small - under £5M) category and the shortlisting is based on any charity that, through nature of teamwork, has achieved considerable and recognisable fundraising success. In its instance this relates to its work with the Corps, fundraising and business partners throughout RM350 in 2014. 

A huge thank you to everyone that played a part in the successes the RMCTF had during the 350th anniversary year, this awards shortlisting is a testament to all your hard work. 

Please read its latest Impact Report to find out what kind of difference the charity made in 2014. Electronic copies can be found here alternatively hard copies can be requested by emailing fundraising@rmctf.org.uk .