The Royal Navy Royal Marines Widows' Association was formed in 2008 by a group of volunteers most of whom are widowed.
They felt that there was a need for an organisation which could represent and support widows and widowers and recognised partners of service personnel serving in today's Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
Aims of the Association:
- To offer support and friendship to the bereaved whose spouse/recognised partner was serving in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines at the time of their death.
- To help the bereaved and their children to address issues with Royal Navy and Royal Marine organisations.
- To work with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and Ministry of Defence to improve their approach to the bereaved widows/widowers/recognised partners.
- To ensure representation in relevant forums such as the Defence Bereaved Families Working Party meetings.
The Association will receive and accept financial contributions by way of donations to enable the Association to carry out its aims. The Association is run by a team of volunteers most of whom are themselves widows.