Dean Rogers’ MBE 10th anniversary with RNRMC

19 April 2021

Dean holding an awardThe virtual champagne corks were popping as we celebrated Dean Rogers’ MBE 10th anniversary with the charity and his personal RNRMC Gold Award.  A proud veteran of the Submarine Service, Dean is a key figure within the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity as a key part of the Community fundraising team with special responsibility for Payroll Giving.

Dean is a passionate submariner and is very proud of his achievements during his 35 years in the  Service and then with the Charity.  A natural ‘people person’ helping other is in his blood.  During his time as a Warrant Officer 1, he was able to exploit his gift for imparting knowledge teaching business and management and setting up a training programme within the Navy for achieving chartered management.  As a member of the divisional and regimental support team he discovered his niche.  Another great draft was on exchange at the Royal Australian Navy’s Submarine escape tank, Aussie remains close to his heart as his eldest daughter and grandchild are living there. So, in his own words, transitioning between serving and joining the charity was simple: as it was an obvious route to ‘giving back to the Navy’.

In 2018, Dean was awarded an MBE for services to charity, one of Dean’s most successful projects within the RNRMC is Payroll Giving – well over half the Royal Navy have signed up to donate regularly via this efficient method but he is not stopping there! In Dean’s words, payroll donations are a wonderful way of donating money to charities straight from your pay cheque without paying any tax on it – by doing so, you get the opportunity to support the causes that matter to you.

We all came together as a team to congratulate Dean and thank him for his dedicated service to the Charity, the 4th member of staff to reach this significant milestone. Dean’s Gold Award was awarded to him (virtually) by the Chairman of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity, Sir Bill Thomas. Both, the Chairman and our CEO, Adrian Bell reflected on Dean’s hard work and dedication to ensuring the Charity is by the side of the serving, their families and our veteran community.