Trainees from RN Sultan in Gosport have been lending a hand in the community with a day at Thorngate Churcher Trust.
Volunteers Engineering technicians marine engineering George Todd and Lucas Heritage helped out with a number of tasks at Russell Churcher Court, the charity’s care home and Clare House, one of the charity’s sheltered accommodation schemes.
Chief executive Anne Taylor said their work had been hugely appreciated by the residents.
“It was a delight to welcome George and Lucas who have made a real difference to the lives of our residents.
“They tackled a number of jobs including exterior cleaning and cleared the small garden of one of our residents who loves his garden but is unable to do too much himself.”
Anne said that Thorngate is now looking forward to continuing its positive relationship with HMS Sultan. “George and Lucas were so helpful and positive and the residents really loved meeting them.”
George and Lucas are both volunteers from the Engineering Technical Initial Career Course which takes new recruits fresh from their 10 week Phase One training at HMS Raleigh.
The trainees’ divisional officer, Chief Petty Officer Phil Butler said: “The trainees enjoyed the experience and interacting with everyone at Thorngate Churcher Trust, it was really encouraging to see them giving up their own time to help out.
“The Royal Navy is well known for its humanitarian work around the globe, but we do also try to help out in our local communities wherever we can.”