Founder of Jack Speak, Nick Shillabeer, was delighted to attend a very sunny Naval College today to find out which naval phrase Captain Roger Readwin, the Captain of Britannia Royal Naval College, had chosen to adorn the latest batch of JackSpeak t-shirts.
Jack Speak had over 80 ‘slanguage’ suggestions for a new t-shirt logo, so the Captain had his work cut out! Many were very funny indeed, but perhaps not entirely appropriate to be displayed on everyone’s back! Captain Readwin announced that ‘Get the Wets in’ would be the winner, and Lee Squire, the proposer has won £100 worth of vouchers to spend in the Jack Speak shop in Dartmouth, Devon.
More importantly, JackSpeak are delighted to announce that 10% of the profit from the new t-shirts sold will be donated to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, who exist to support our country’s sailors, marines and families for life. Serving in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines represents an enduring commitment to protecting our island nation. This commitment is not without sacrifice. Those who serve can find themselves in a uniquely difficult and dangerous environment facing extended periods of time separated from loved ones, often with very little opportunity for communication. The RNRMC fills this gap in many ways such as projects to assist families of serving personnel, transition to new employment support and rehabilitation after injury to name just a few.
The new t-shirt, which will be designed and produced by Nick, right here in Dartmouth, should be available in time for Christmas, a perfect gift for anyone and you can feel good that a portion of your purchase will go to RNRMC. Nick quoted "it was great to have so many entries from our loyal followers and also to involve Britannia Royal Naval College and Captain Readwin, and a charity that is close to all of our hearts. I spent many of my formative years in and around the College, getting up to mischief within the grounds and the winning phrase ties in well with my history as well as being an established phrase within the Navy community for getting the drinks in!’. Captain Readwin said ‘I wanted to choose a phrase that would sit well on someone’s back as well as meaning something to me as naval slang. I am absolutely delighted to assist Nick and JackSpeak with choosing, and that he is so generously donating some of his profits to a well deserving charity providing support for my colleagues across the service."
In addition, JackSpeak have also announced that 10% of the profit from all of their blue JackSpeak Emmett shirts will also be donated to the RNRMC to further cement their commitment to the charity and its ongoing work.
Head over to their shop in Lower Street, Dartmouth to find out more, or visit www.jack-speak.co.uk to get your very own Trafalgar Shirt.