The Royal Marines Association and The Royal Marines Charity will merge today to better serve its beneficiaries together. The legal name of the Charity will be ‘Royal Marines Association – The Royal Marines Charity’, with a routine working name of ‘RMA – The Royal Marines Charity’ and will continue to be a proud member of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).
This has been a long but important journey for both charities, which has seen them going from a competitive relationship, through co-existence to cooperation, to coordination, to convergence and finally merger. The RMA – The Royal Marines Charity is now one charity, whose primary purpose is ‘to be the instinctive first port of call for support for the whole Corps family’, whether that be finding help in a moment of need through the broad welfare function that the Charity provides, through to encouraging camaraderie and well-being through RMA membership and participation in membership events, and on to those who wish to give a back by raising funds.
With the merger comes a revitalised brand and logo. The new logo seeks to ensure prominence of the Globe and Laurel, which unites the two charities and the Corps, whilst also representing the centrality of the RMA within the merged charity, the importance of our charitable endeavours and the inextricably interlinked nature of the two entities. The use of the ‘Old Gold’ colour for the RMA letters represents the enduring value of the membership function.
Adrian Bell, Chief Executive of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, stated:
“I am very pleased to welcome the Royal Marines Association into the RNRMC family. This merger enables the new charity to most effectively meet the needs of the Corps past and present, as well as their families and reinforces the RNRMC Group of Charities as the primary charity of the UK Naval Service.”