An exclusive fundraising dinner on board HMS Queen Elizabeth was a great success for the RNRMC generating in excess of £355,000.

The dinner, which took place on 7th December, celebrated the commissioning of Britain’s largest ever warship and was organised to raise vital funds for the charity.

With the support of Captain Jerry Kyd and the ship’s company, the RNRMC was proud to host the first fundraising event on the newly commissioned carrier.

Guests were welcomed on board and began their evening with a rousing Beating Retreat in the colossal hangar before taking a tour of the ship. A three-course meal, themed around significant dishes from Her Majesty’s reign, followed in the unique surroundings of the ship’s wardroom.

Generous bids on the auction ensured that the charity smashed its fundraising target, netting £355,000 to go towards family projects like Storybook Waves, which enables parents about to deploy to record a personalised bedtime story for their children to help ease the pain of separation. The money raised will also support community initiatives which provide a support network for those waiting at home for the safe return of a loved one.

This incredible achievement would not have been possible without the generosity of the RNRMC’s guests, the Charity’s corporate sponsors and the fantastic support of the serving personnel on board HMS Queen Elizabeth who had hosted The Queen earlier that day.

Photos from the event can now be viewed and downloaded here