The Economic Voice reports that the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) has received a £500,000 donation from Sir Michael Hintze’s philanthropic organisation, the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation.
The donation will be used in part “to help spread some Christmas cheer amongst the families of HMS Illustrious which has been assisting the typhoon Haiyan disaster efforts in the Philippines.”
The RNRMC announced that, in recognition of the gift, Sir Michael has been invited to become its first Vice Patron:
Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson, Chairman of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity said: “Sir Michael’s unwavering commitment is reflected in his appointment as Vice Patron and his presence brings a sense of momentum to the Charity. We very much look forward to the insight, expertise and ambition that Sir Michael offers, which will truly set the pace for our future fundraising endeavours. Today marks a step change in the RNRMC’s philanthropic approach and I very much hope that this will encourage others to join us in supporting the Charity.”
UK Fundraising reports that Sir Michael said the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation is “delighted” to support the important work of the RNRMC:
“The Foundation is delighted to offer its long-term commitment to the RNRMC. The work it has done for the naval charity sector is outstanding and, indeed, their support for serving personnel and their families and veterans is first-class. It is a privilege to support those who give so much to our nation and I see this as the beginning of a more substantial commitment to the RNRMC.”